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Document Details


Title: George A. Smathers
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: U.S. Congress. Senate. Historical Office
Collection: Senate Oral History Project
Series: Item 1 of Series George A. Smathers
Description: After two terms in the House, George Smathers defeated the incumbent Senator Claude Pepper in the legendary Democratic primary of 1950, going on to serve three terms in the Senate. In the Senate he chaired the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee, served on the Democratic Policy Committee and was elected Secretary of the Democratic Conference. He was a member of the committees on Commerce, Finance and Foreign Relations. In these interviews, he also recounts his close personal friendships with John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon.
Extent: 31 pages
URL: http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/Smathers_interview_1.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1989 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Smathers, George A., 1913-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1913
Speaker place of birth: Atlantic City, NJ; New Jersey; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Senator
Age at speaking: 76
Document date: 01-Aug-1989
Interviewer: Ritchie, Donald A.
People discussed: Graham, Katherine Meyer, 1917-2001; Graham, Kay; Graham, Mrs. Philip; Graham, Philip Leslie, 1915-1963; JFK; John Fitzgerald Kennedy; Katherine Meyer Graham; Kennedy, John F.; Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963; Philip Leslie Graham
Organizations discussed: U.S. Congress; U.S. Congress. Senate; University of Florida, Gainesville, Gainesville, FL
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; Florida; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Biography; College students; District of Columbia; Education; Education, Higher; Family; Family--History; Federal government; Florida; Graham, Katherine Meyer, 1917-2001; Graham, Kay; Graham, Mrs. Philip; Graham, Philip Leslie, 1915-1963; JFK; John Fitzgerald Kennedy; Katherine Meyer Graham; Kennedy, John F.; Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963; Legislative bodies--United States; Legislators--United States; North America; Philip Leslie Graham; Politicians; Roommates; U.S. Congress; U.S. Congress. Senate; United States; United States--Officials and employees; United States--Politics and government; Universities and colleges; University of Florida, Gainesville, Gainesville, FL
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022136-23165