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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with William Dallas Herring, February 14, 1987. Interview C-0034. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Swing between liberal and conservative governorships in North Carolina

Herring sees a swing back and forth between liberal and conservative governorships in North Carolina.

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Oral History Interview with William Dallas Herring, February 14, 1987. Interview C-0034. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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After that Holshouser came in, after Bob Scott, of course. One thing that interests me in that is that we have alternated between liberal and conservative governors all the way through my experience. You see Kerr Scott was a liberal, and Umstead was conservative. Hodges was progressive, if not liberal, but the Umstead and Hodges years were sort of melted together. Then, Terry Sanford, liberal, after Hodges, and after Sanford, Moore was a conservative, and after Moore, Scott was a liberal. Then a conservative in Holshouser, and after him, Jim Hunt was a liberal. It just swings and forth.