Interview with Peter Banks, January 29, 2010

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Peter Louis Banks worked as a congressional intern for U.S. Representative John James Flynt, Jr., from Georgia during law school. After graduating from law school, he worked as an attorney for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He was elected to the Georgia Senate as a Democrat in 1974 and served for four years. In 1978 he ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Congress, losing in the Democratic primary to Virginia Shapard. He was elected mayor of Barnesville, Georgia, in 2007. Banks discusses his time as a congressional intern, his time in the Georgia legislature, and party politics in Georgia.







Peter Banks and Bob Short, “Interview with Peter Banks, January 29, 2010,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed September 28, 2020,