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Charles Frederick Swint Sr. papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS968f

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence between Charles F. Swint and governors Eugene Talmadge (1884-1946), Herman Talmadge (1913-2002), and Lester Maddox (1915-2003) about Swint's contributions to their political campaigns; and Eugene Talmadge's appointment of Swint to the 1946 Georgia Democratic State Convention as a delegate. There is also a letter from Herman Talmadge to a constituent and brochures, flyers, and receipts pertaining to the Eugene Talmadge's monument; racial segregation; the Ku Klux Klan; and Eugene Talmadge, Lester Maddox, and Swint’s political campaigns.


  • 1896-1970, undated


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This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Frederick Swint Sr. (1899-1986) was born in Sandersville, Georgia, to Edmond Thomas Swint (1850-1908) and Lola Ann Bateman (1858-1915). In 1916, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and completed courses at an unidentified business school and Emory University. In 1919, he married Laura Lew Bosworth (1889-1983), and they had one son, Charles Frederick Swint Jr. (1921-1982). For 25 years he worked in the tire business, followed by 24 years in department stores, and ended his working life in the real estate business. Swint entered the 1970 Georgia gubernatorial race as a Democrat, but lost to Jimmy Carter (1924- ) in the primary election. He served as Tyler of his Masonic lodge.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 1988

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This collection contains original unedited versions of all content. Some material may contain depictions of violence, offensive language, or negative stereotypes reflecting the culture or language of a particular period or place. There may be instances of racist language and depictions. These items are presented as part of the historical record for the purpose of education and research. The viewpoints expressed in this collection do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of the Atlanta History Center or any of its officers, agents, employees, or volunteers.

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This collection was processed in 2024.

Charles Frederick Swint Sr. papers
Ben Conklin
Febuary 2024
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Repository Details

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