Author(s)McCurdy, Julius Augustus, 1903-
KeywordsWater resources development--Systems engineering--Georgia; Race relations; Election law; Elections--Corrupt practices
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ); Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority; Georgia. General Assembly. Committee on Schools; Georgia. General Assembly; Maddox, Lester, 1915-2003; McCurdy, Julius Augustus, 1903-
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AbstractAmong topics discussed: Personal background; schooling; appointed county attorney; Decatur water system development; water contract between Druid Hills and the city of Atlanta; WPA; building DeKalb General Hospital; Hughes Spalding; Country O'Neal; Scott Candler; Jim Cherry as superintendent of schools; higher educational institutions located in DeKalb Country; Arthur Raper; state acquisition of Jekyll Island and Stone Mountain; Venable brothers; Stone Mountain Inn; Lester Maddox; early 1950s tax equalization program; changes in DeKalb County; the race issue in DeKalb County; Ku Klux Klan march in 1930s; DeKalb Civic League; one‑man commissioner; Wheat Williams; McCurdy as president of Savings and Loan Association; Hugh McWhorter; duplication of services between DeKalb and Atlanta; McCurdy as head of Georgia Judicial Studies Commission; Robin Harris; relationship between DeKalb County and other governments; MARTA; bond issues; black voters in DeKalb County; effect of county unit system on DeKalb; DeKalb County growth.
Julius McCurdy was a DeKalb County attorney from 1936 to 1953, and served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1944 to 1946.
McCurdy, Julius, Interviewed by Clifford Kuhn, 21 November 1988, P1988-19, Series B. Public Figures, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.