Interview with Colonel Floyd Mann
QUESTION 8
INTERVIEWER:

OK SO I'M GOING TO BACKTRACK A LITTLE BIT. JUST GIVE ME AN IDEA OF WHAT THE UH, CHOICE WAS FOR THE PEOPLE OF ALABAMA IN THAT ELECTION, ‘58, ‘59.

Col. Floyd Mann:

Well, in the 1958 election in the Governor's race, uh, you had a, the race was being run by Governor George Wallace and John Patterson. Uh, Governor John Patterson's father had been assassinated in Phoenix city, Alabama uh, as a result of having been elected Attorney General and he was elected on a campaign to clean up vice and corruption in Phoenix City which had been involved with crime for many years. Before he was able to take office uh, he was assassinated. The Democratic Party then named his son …