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Interview with Thomas J. McIntyre, April 21, 1971

Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia
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00:00:13 - Early recollections of Senator Russell

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Partial Transcript: Senator McIntyre, would you please recount or relate any personal information or reminiscence that you might have about Senator Russell?

Keywords: 1952 Democratic National Convention; Armed Services Committee; DNC; civil rights; defense; deference; mentorship; military; seniority

00:05:05 - Listening in the Senate's inner sanctum

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Partial Transcript: I developed a little habit of going to what you might call the inner sanctum of the Senate.

Keywords: Herman Talmadge; John Stennis; Portsmouth Navy Yard; experience; southern senators

00:09:00 - Working with Russell in committees and conventions

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Partial Transcript: I just had a great deal of respect for him...

Keywords: 1956 DNC; 1968 DNC; Armed Services Committee; Democratic National Convention; Tet Offensive; Vietnam; hospitality

00:12:07 - Praising Russell's integrity and intelligence

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Partial Transcript: What would you say was Russell's most outstanding personality trait?

Keywords: MAD; Nuclear Test Ban Treaty; Soviets; USSR; bipartisanship; character; debate; humility