Interview with Ben Blackburn, October 29, 2008

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Ben Blackburn was elected as a Republican to the US Congress from Georgia's fourth district and served from 1967 to 1975. While in Congress, Blackburn served on several committees, including Banking and Currency, the Housing Subcommittee, the Joint Economic Committee, the Subcommittee on International Trade of the Bank and Currency Committee, and the Housing and Domestic Finance Committee. Blackburn recalls his time in Congress, his committee assignments, the environment among the Georgia delegation, and his participation in the Republican Study Committee. He discusses his reelections, including being the only Republican congressman from Georgia in 1972. Blackburn mentions Watergate, the Republican Convention in 1972, and Gerald Ford's political outlook after pardoning Nixon.







Ben Blackburn and Bob Short, “Interview with Ben Blackburn, October 29, 2008,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 8, 2020,