Interview with Bill Lee, June 5, 2009

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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William J. “Bill” Lee was elected as a Democrat to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1956. He continued to serve for forty-two years, making his the longest uninterrupted tenure in the house by any representative until tying with Tom Murphy in 2002. As a state representative, he served as chairman of the Rules Committee and of the House Democratic Caucus. In 1998, he declined to run again, and worked as an aide to Speaker Tom Murphy. In 2002, Murphy was defeated, and Lee retired from politics. Lee discusses his time in legislature, comments on many historic events that occurred during his time in the state House of Representatives, and discusses party politics in Georgia.







Bill Lee and Bob Short, “Interview with Bill Lee, June 5, 2009,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed September 23, 2020,