Interviewer:
The '32 election.
Herman Talmadge:
The election you're referring to, Georgia cast 90-some odd percent of its votes for Roosevelt. The Republicans in those days were the blacks, and what we call post office Republicans. That was some fellow that hoped he was going to be appointed post master or rural letter carrier [laughter], and that was the reason he was Republican. The evolution of the Republican Party in Georgia started with Roosevelt reelection. The Republicans had been gaining strength every election thereafter. The philosophy of the...
Interviewer:
But in '32, it was pretty much a solid thing. I talked to...
Herman Talmadge:
I don't imagine you could have found a white man in Georgia that would have admitted publicly in '32 [Laughter] that he was against Roosevelt.

- Herman Talmadge, Georgia's governor from 1948 to 1955 and senator from 1957 to 1981

Interview with Herman Talmadge by John Egerton, November 8, 1990, Interview A-0347, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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