Interview with David Poythress, December 8, 2008

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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David Poythress began his career in the U.S. Air Force as a judge advocate general and became assistant attorney general in 1971. Since then, Poythress has served in a variety of elected and appointed positions, including as secretary of state, state labor commissioner, and adjutant general of the Georgia National Guard. In this interview, Poythress discusses his early life and education, his investigation into nursing home revenue and Medicaid, his time as secretary of state for Georgia, his campaign for governor in 1998, and his experiences with the Georgia Department of Defense and the Georgia National Guard.







David Poythress and Bob Short, “Interview with David Poythress, December 8, 2008,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed September 30, 2020,