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Oral history interview with Phil Landrum, 1988 July 25-26

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Landrum, Phil M Steely, Mel Fitz-Simons, Ted University of West Georgia. Georgia's Political Heritage Program

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Phil M. Landrum (1907-1990) was born in the northeast Georgia town of Martin on September 10, 1907. He earned a law degree from the Atlanta Law School in 1941 and served in the United States Army Air Corps from 1942-1945. After the war, Landrum served as Assistant Attorney General of Georgia from 1946-1947 and as Governor Melvin Thompson's executive secretary from 1947-1948. Landrum then worked in Jasper, Georgia, as an attorney in private practice for several years. He was elected in 1952 as a Democrat to represent the 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. A conservative who fought to maintain segregation, he also helped write landmark legislation to curb union corruption. Landrum retired from Congress in 1977 and returned to Jasper, where he died of congestive heart failure in 1990.Interviewed by Mel Steely and Ted Fitz-Simons on July 25-26, 1988 in Landrum's office.This interview begins with a discussion on Phil Landrum's childhood and heritage. He talks about how he became a teacher, met his wife, and how he managed to make a relatively substantial living during the years of the Great Depression. Landrum then begins answering questions about his time in the Senate and his relationships with other Georgia politicians, including Ellis Arnall and M. E. Thompson. He explains that he was active in the midst of the Three-Governor Crisis and that he respected Herman Talmadge a great deal for being a good person, though he felt that Talmadge tried to make too many people happy and often...
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1 Transcript6 Interviews (Circa 61 Mins.; Circa 61 Mins.; Circa 39 Mins.; Circa 51 Mins.; Circa 56 Mins.; Circa 54 Mins.)
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1988 07 25/1988 07 26
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Http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/Cite as: [interview title], Georgia's Political Heritage Program oral history interviews. Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections, Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library, University of West Georgia
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  3. Allen, Ivan, D. 1992
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  5. Arnall, Ellis Gibbs, 1907 1992
  6. Atlanta Journal Constitution
  7. Baldowski, Clifford H., 1917
  8. Barden, Graham Arthur, 1896 1967
  9. Bentsen, Lloyd
  10. Boykin, Frank W. (Frank William), 1885 1969
  11. Broun, Paul C. (Paul Collins), 1916 2005
  12. Buford Dam (Ga.)
  13. Carmon, Bill
  14. Carter, Jimmy, 1924
  15. Civil Rights
  16. Civil Rights Movements
  17. Clinton, Bill, 1946
  18. Cohen, Wilbur
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  20. Depressions
  21. Dirksen, Everett Mc Kinley
  22. Dole, Robert J., 1923
  23. Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933
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  27. Ford Motor Company
  28. Ford, Gerald R., 1913 2006
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  31. Georgia Power Company
  32. Georgia State Patrol
  33. Georgia. General Assembly
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  35. Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909 1998
  36. Government
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  38. Griffin, Robert
  39. Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848 1908
  40. Harris, Roy Vincent, 1895 1985
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  48. Jenkins, Ed, 1933
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  50. Jordan, Barbara, 1936 1996
  51. Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917 1963
  52. Kennedy, Robert F., 1925 1968
  53. King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929 1968
  54. Korean War, 1950 1953
  55. Landrum, Phil M
  56. Legislators
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  58. Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
  59. Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880 1959
  60. Martin, Joe, 1943
  61. Mc Clellan, John L. (John Little), 1896 1977
  62. Mc Gill, Ralph, 1898 1969
  63. Mercer University
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  69. O'neill, Tip
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  75. Preston, Prince H. (Prince Hulon), 1908 1961
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  78. Rivers, Eurith Dickinson, 1895 1967
  79. Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882 1945
  80. Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897 1971
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  82. Sanders, Carl Edward, 1925
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  84. Smith, Howard Worth, 1883 1976
  85. Statue Of Liberty National Monument (N.Y. And N.J.)
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  87. Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913 2002
  88. Thompson, Frank, 1918 1989
  89. Thompson, M. E. (Melvin Ernest), 1903 1980
  90. United States
  91. United States. Air Force
  92. United States. Army
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  94. United States. Work Projects Administration
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  97. University Of Michigan
  98. Valdosta, Georgia
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  100. Vietnam War, 1961 1975
  101. Vinson, Carl, 1883 1981
  102. Washington, D. C
  103. Watergate Affair, 1972 1974
  104. West Georgia College
  105. Whitten, Jamie L
  106. Williams, Hosea, 1926
  107. Wood, John Q
  108. World War, 1939 1945
  109. Wright, Jim, 1922

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