Interview with Abit Massey, September 19, 2011

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Abit Massey was born on November 14, 1927, in Hall County, Georgia. Abit Massey is a past Chairman of the Board of the American Society of Association Executives and the Center for Association Leadership and past President of the Georgia Society of Association Executives. Massey has served as the dean of the state's lobbyist corps. He is the former director of the Georgia Department of Commerce, how the Department of Economic Development, where he created the Tourist Division and built the first Georgia Welcome Station. Massey has worked at the Georgia Poultry Federation and served as the President of the UGA Alumni Association. Massey discusses his childhood in Athens, Georgia, his work with several politicians, and his time lobbying for poultry intersts in Georgia.







Abit Massey and Bob Short, “Interview with Abit Massey, September 19, 2011,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed September 25, 2020,