Interview with Bob Irvin, September 18, 2017
Collection: Two-Party Georgia Oral History Project
Bob Irvin grew up in rural North Fulton County in the 1950s and 1960s. He was elected as a Republican to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1972. He attended Harvard Business School, after which he came back to Georgia politics and was reelected to the Georgia Assembly in 1994 where he served as House Minority Leader. Irvin ran in the Georgia Senate Republican primary in 2002 against Saxby Chambliss. In this interview, Irvin talks about the growth of the Republican Party in Georgia since the 1970s, mentions the emergence of the Christian Right as a more conservative group in the Republican Party, and talks about the challenges to the Republican Party when it was a minority versus majority party.
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Bob Irvin and Ashton Ellett, “Interview with Bob Irvin, September 18, 2017,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed September 20, 2020, http://russelllibraryoralhistory.org/RBRL425TPGA/RBRL425TPGA-009.