Interview with John Linder, October 9, 2017
Collection: Two-Party Georgia Oral History Project
John Linder grew up in Minnesota and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1967-1969. He moved to Georgia to pursue a dentistry practice, and he settled in North DeKalb County where he became involved in Georgia Republican Party politics in the 1970s. Linder was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1976 as a Republican in a Democratic majority legislature. He ran an unsuccessful campaign for Congress in the Fourth District in 1990 and subsequently was elected to Congress in 1992 against Democratic opponent Cathy Steinberg. Linder retired from Congress when he did not seek reelection in 2012.
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John Linder and Ashton Ellett, “Interview with John Linder, October 9, 2017,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 13, 2020, http://russelllibraryoralhistory.org/RBRL425TPGA/RBRL425TPGA-015.