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Interview with James Earl Carter, February 22, 1971

Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia
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00:00:11 - Carter's resignation from the Navy

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Partial Transcript: What was the earliest association you have with Senator Russell, Governor Carter?

Keywords: Admiral Rickover; Carl Vinson; House Armed Services Committee; Hyman Rickover; Navy; Senate Armed Services Committee

00:03:20 - Russell's endorsement of Carter in 1970

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Partial Transcript: Governor, when you discussed with Senator Russell your resignation from the Navy, did you discuss the political aspect of your future?

Keywords: 1970 general election; Democratic Party; Hal Suit; campaign; documentary

00:07:08 - Selecting a successor for Senator Russell

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Partial Transcript: Much has been said in the press about you- your supposedly promising Senator Russell's nephew Ernest Vandiver the senator's seat if it ever became available...

Keywords: Carl Sanders; David Gambrell; appointment; endorsement; support

00:11:42 - Southern Democrats' political philosophies

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Partial Transcript: Another instance of Senator Russell supporting someone politically in the last months of his life was his proxy vote given to Senator Byrd of West Virginia...

Keywords: Dixiecrats; Robert Byrd; economics; populism; reorganization; role of government; school lunch program

00:16:53 - Russell's personal and political legacy

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Partial Transcript: What is the most vivid impression you have of Senator Russell?

Keywords: character; civil rights; discrimination; integrity; networking; political support; states' rights; statesmanship