Interview with Elliott Levitas, August 1, 2008

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Description

Elliot Levitas was elected as a Democrat to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1964 and later served as a U.S. Representative from Georgia's 4th congressional district. In this interview he talks about his long career in politics, including the seating of Julian Bond, the gubernatorial appointment of Lester Maddox, and the independent election of the speaker of the house. He also recalls chairing the State Planning and Community Affairs Committee, serving as a member of the Judiciary Committee, and sponsoring the Chattahoochee Bill, which sought to protect the river from pollution and development.

Date

2008-08-01

Identifier

RBRL220ROGP-042

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Citation

Elliott Levitas and Bob Short, “Interview with Elliott Levitas, August 1, 2008,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed September 28, 2020, http://russelllibraryoralhistory.org/RBRL220ROGP/RBRL220ROGP-042.