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The Resource Joe Frank Harris : personal reflections on a public life, Joe Frank Harris

Joe Frank Harris : personal reflections on a public life, Joe Frank Harris

Label
Joe Frank Harris : personal reflections on a public life
Title
Joe Frank Harris
Title remainder
personal reflections on a public life
Statement of responsibility
Joe Frank Harris
Title variation
Personal reflections on a public life
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Joe Frank Harris was a quiet Governor who made substantial changes throughout the state of Georgia. His political career began in 1964 when a delegation of Bartow Countians urged him to run for a seat in the Georgia Legislature. After winning the seat, he mastered the rules of the House as he looked out for the interests of his constituents. Considered too easygoing and soft-spoken to chair the Appropriations Committee, Harris nevertheless took control of the job as chairman and earned the respect of Speaker Tom Murphy and other members of the House
  • Harris surprised the political experts and won his first attempt to become Governor of Georgia. He quietly achieved his goals during his first term and won such high regard throughout the state that he was easily elected to a second term. Among Harris's many accomplishments as Governor of Georgia, perhaps his greatest achievement was the reform of the state's educational system. Other milestones included making Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a holiday, building a domed stadium in Atlanta, passing a mandatory seat-belt law, and helping lure the Democratic National Convention to Atlanta in 1988
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 975.8/043/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F291.3.H37
LC item number
A3 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Joe Frank Harris : personal reflections on a public life, Joe Frank Harris
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy054/97047505.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]) and index
Control code
148443
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
280 p.
Isbn
9780865545991
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97047505
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm38067612
  • (OCoLC)38067612
Label
Joe Frank Harris : personal reflections on a public life, Joe Frank Harris
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy054/97047505.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]) and index
Control code
148443
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
280 p.
Isbn
9780865545991
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97047505
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm38067612
  • (OCoLC)38067612

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