Interview with Carl Sanders, August, 17, 2004

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

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George Justice interviews Carl E. Sanders about his activities as a Georgia state senator, governor, and business leader. Sanders discusses his early life, his involvement with the YMCA, and the state of youth during the Great Depression. He recalls serving in the ROTC, Army Air Corps, and World War II. Sanders comments on his time in law school at the University of Georgia and his competitive spirit. He reflects on his campaigns the general assembly and for governor. Sanders recalls the integration of the University of Georgia, the establishment of Augusta College (later Georgia Regents University), and the effect of World War II on young politicians. He discusses his relationships with John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard B. Russell. Sanders discusses his political legacy, Georgia's progress, and the effect of press on the office of governor.






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Atlanta, Georgia


95 minutes


Carl Sanders and George Justice, “Interview with Carl Sanders, August, 17, 2004,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 3, 2020,