Title: Oral History Interview with Ferrel Guillory, December 11, 1973. Interview A-0123.
Interviewer: DeVries, Walter
Interviewee: Guillory, Ferrel
Subjects: North Carolina--Race relations Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919- North Carolina--Politics and government Republican Party (N.C.) Helms, Jesse
Abstract: Political journalist Ferrel Guillory describes the state of party politics in North Carolina. This interview has two principal foci. The first is the political character—and shortcomings—of Republican Governor Jim Holshouser. Guillory describes Holshouser as essentially moderate, but his moderation seems due in part to the fact that the governor seems to focus on the minutiae of government operation rather than ideology. The second is the shockwaves that GOP victories in 1972 sent through the Democratic Party and Democrats' largely unsuccessful efforts to find direction.