Interview with Harold G. Clarke, February 2, 2009

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Harold G. Clarke was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1960. In the legislature, he authored several bills and plans, including Abolish Atlanta and the Clarke Plan. In 1966, he participated in the legislative initiative to elect Governor Lester Maddox over Bo Callaway. He left the legislature to practice law in Forsyth. In 1979, he was appointed to the Georgia Supreme Court, where he handled several important cases and issues. Clarke discusses his childhood, his time in the Georgia House of Representatives, and his experience as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia.







Harold G. Clarke and Bob Short, “Interview with Harold G. Clarke, February 2, 2009,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 2, 2020,