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Interviewee:Clarke Reed
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Clarke Reed, April 2, 1974. Interview A-0113.
Mississippi State Republican Party Chairman Discusses the Growing Prominence of the South and the Republican Party in National Politics: Clarke Reed became the state chairman of the Republican Party in Mississippi during the mid-1960s, thus overseeing the growing prominence of the Republican Party in the South and the burgeoning importance of the South in national politics into the mid-1970s. In this interview, he describes his own political philosophy in relationship to southern conservatism and his perception of various Republican political leaders.
Interviewee: Clarke Reed    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 01:35:36     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 7 excerpts.