Interview with E. Louis Johnson, August 15, 2002
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- Interview with E. Louis Johnson, August 15, 2002
- E. Louis Johnson; interviewee. Eric Moyen; interviewer.
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- Johnson (House 1978-1992, 13th district; Democrat) begins the interview by discussing his family and education. He discusses campaigning and the experience of being a freshman legislator and contrasts the leadership styles of governors Brown, Carroll, Collins and Wilkinson. He critiques the outcomes of the education reform passed by the 1990 legislature and discusses his opposition to the child support legislation proposed in the 1990 legislature. He reminisces about the collegiality of the legislature and his pride in having served there.
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