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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 3 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: 25 pages
URL: http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/Smathers_interview_3.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: 1951
Speaker: Smathers, George A., 1930-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1930
Speaker place of birth: Atlantic City, NJ; New Jersey; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Senator
Age at speaking: 59
Document date: 29-Aug-1989
Interviewer: Ritchie, Donald A.
People discussed: Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson; Johnson, Claudia Alta Taylor, 1912-; Johnson, Lady Bird; Johnson, Lyndon B.; Johnson, Lyndon Baines, 1908-1973; Johnson, Mrs. Lyndon Baines; LBJ; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Taylor, Claudia Alta
Organizations discussed: U.S. Congress. Senate
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson; District of Columbia; Federal government; Johnson, Claudia Alta Taylor, 1912-; Johnson, Lady Bird; Johnson, Lyndon B.; Johnson, Lyndon Baines, 1908-1973; Johnson, Mrs. Lyndon Baines; LBJ; Legislative bodies--United States; Legislators--United States; Lyndon Baines Johnson; North America; Oral history; Political campaigns--United States; Political science--United States; Politicians; Presidents' spouses--United States; Presidents--United States; Presidents--United States--Staff; Taylor, Claudia Alta; U.S. Congress. Senate; United States; United States--Officials and employees; United States--Politics and government
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022138-23169