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Oral history interview with John Linder, 1996 December 10

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Creator:Linder, John
Creator:Steely, Mel
Creator:University of West Georgia. Georgia Political Papers and Oral History Program
Title:Oral history interview with John Linder, 1996 December 10
Date:1996 Dec. 10

John Linder was born on September 9, 1942 in Deer River, Minnesota, went to schools in that state, and graduated with a dentistry degree from the University of Minnesota in 1967. He served in the United States Air Force from 1967-1969, after which he moved to Duluth, Georgia to begin a private dental practice. Linder was the Republican representative for the 44th District and served seven terms in the Georgia House (1975-1980, 1983-1990). In 1992, he was elected to serve the 7th U.S. Congressional District. He serves on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, and his major issue is tax reform, about which he has co-written a book. In November of 2008, Linder will be running for his ninth term in Congress.; Interviewed by Mel Steely on December 10, 1996 in John Linder's home.; Linder begins the interview by talking about his life growing up and going to college in Minnesota. One of the more interesting anecdotes that Linder discusses involves an agreement made with Speaker Tom Murphy that Murphy went back on his word on, which highly disappointed Linder. He then states that Murphy never missed an opportunity to be "petty." After a brief discussion about Tom Murphy's relationship with other politicians, Linder answers questions about his 1982 race. He talks about his time in Congress, including his committees, campaigning tactics, and how he went about getting bills on the floor. The rest of the interview deals mainly with partisan politics and its effect on the government, especially in Georgia. The interview cuts off at the end of the 2nd disc.

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Subjects:Carter, Jimmy, 1924-.... | Georgia--Politics and government--1951- | Legislators--Georgia--Interviews | Cable News Network | William B. Hartsfield-Atlanta International Airport | Atlanta Constitution | Christian Coalition | Linder, John--Interviews | Allen, Rick | Barr, Bob, 1948- | Bishop, Sanford D. | Buchanan, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1938- | Burrows, Jerry | Busbee, George, 1927- | Bush, George, 1924- | Campbell, Thomas, 1952- | Cassick, John | Clinton, Bill, 1946- | Collins, Michael Allen "Mac", 1944- | Collins, Marcus | Cook, Rodney | Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933 | Coverdell, Paul Douglas, 1939-2000 | Davison, Fred C. (Fred Corbet), 1929-2004 | Deal, Nathan | Dole, Robert J., 1923- | Egan, Mike, 1926- | Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 | Fowler, Wyche, 1940- | Gephardt, Richard A. (Richard Andrew), 1941- | Gillis, Carl | Gingrich, Newt | Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931- | Harris, Joe Frank | Isakson, Johnny, 1944- | Jones, Ben, 1941 Aug. 30- | Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Kidd, Culver, 1914-1995 | Lewis, John, 1940-2020 | Mattingly, Mack, 1931- | McKinney, Cynthia, 1955- | Miller, Zell, 1932- | Murphy, Thomas Bailey, 1924-2007 | Norwood, Charles W. (Charles Whitlow), 1941-2007 | Nunn, Sam | Paxton, Bill | Reagan, Ronald | Robertson, Pat | Smith, George Leon, 1912-1973 | Swindall, Pat, 1950- | Thatcher, Margaret | Waxman, Henry A. | Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 | Canada. Treaties, etc. 1992 Oct. 7 | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | Watergate Affair, 1972-1974 | Whitewater Inquiry, 1993-2000 | Democratic Party (U.S.) | Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) | Georgia State University | United States. Contract with America Advancement Act of 1996 | National Republican Congressional Committee | University of Minnesota--Alumni and alumnae | Albany (Ga.) | Athens (Ga.) | Atlanta (Ga.) | Augusta (Ga.) | Austin (Tx) | Chattanooga (Tenn.) | Cherokee County (Ga.) | Cobb County (Ga.) | Dallas (Tex.) | Decatur (Ga.) | Deer River (Minn.) | DeKalb County (Ga.) | Dunwoody (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.) | Gwinnett County (Ga.) | Macon (Ga.) | Medicaid--United States | Newton County (Ga.) | Rockdale County (Ga.) | San Antonio (Tex.) | Savannah (Ga.) | Taxation--Georgia | Taxation--United States | United States--Politics and government--1989- | United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
Collection:Georgia Political Papers and Oral History Program
Institution:University of West Georgia Special Collections
Contributors:University of West Georgia. Special Collections
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Georgia Political Papers and Oral History Program oral history interviews. Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections, Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library, State University of West Georgia

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