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Georgia Political Papers and Oral History Program

The Georgia Political Papers and Oral History Program is comprised of over 3,000 linear feet of archival collections, along with an extensive number of oral history interviews, that document the unique political culture of the state of Georgia.

Robert "Bob" Tisinger

Robert "Bob" Tisinger (1909-1991) served as the Carrollton city solicitor, as the first juvenile judge in Carroll County, and as general counsel to the Carroll Rural Electric Association (currently known as Carroll EMC) from its inception in 1936. He was involved in many aspects of Carroll County's growth and development, was active in its judicial system, and was recognized for his participation in numerous local civic organizations, and as an elected official. Tisinger died on December 22, 1991 and was buried at Victory United Methodist Church in Carroll County in the community where he had lived is entire life.; Interviewed by Mel Steely on August 26, 1985 at Tisinger's office in Carrollton, Georgia.; This interview features Judge Robert "Bob" Tisinger telling of his life growing up in Carroll County, GA.It begins with him detailing his background as the ninth of nine children.He then tells of his academic background and employment background prior to becoming involved in practicing law or politics. Tisinger next tells of his experiences in local politics as well as his experiences interacting with various political figures from Georgia.Following this, Tisinger details his limited exposure to Senator Herman Talmadge.Also mentioned in this interview is Tisinger founding the first radio station in Carroll County, this history of the Tisinger law firm, and the push against school consolidation in Carroll County.