Interview with Alec Poitevint, November 3, 2017

Collection: Two-Party Georgia Oral History Project

Dublin Core


Alec Poitevint grew up in Bainbridge, Georgia in Decatur County and attended the University of Georgia in the mid-to-late 1960s. Poitevint became chairman of the Decatur County Republican Party in 1975 and was later selected as Vice Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party where he served from 1977-1979. In 1981, Poitevint became Chairman of the Second Congressional District Committee and continued to be involved in the burgeoning Republican party politics at state and national levels. He was a member of Vice President George Bush's presidential campaign in 1988. In 1989, Poitevint succeeded John Stuckey as chairman of the Georgia Republican Party after a contested race requiring four rounds of voting. As chairman, Poitevint oversaw the redistricting plan undertaken by the General Assembly in 1991. Later, he was a Republican National Committeeman from Georgia from 1993 to 2001.






Oral History Item Type Metadata


Athens, Georgia


78 minutes


Alec Poitevint and Ashton Ellett, “Interview with Alec Poitevint, November 3, 2017,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 13, 2020,