Olly Neal Jr.
Olly Neal, Jr., a former Court of Appeals Judge, was appointed as interim judge for the 1st Judicial District in eastern Arkansas in January, 2010. Judge Neal was a prosecuting attorney in Lee County, Arkansas, where he was born and reared. In 1970, when he was 28 years old, Neal returned to Lee County to become administrator of the Lee County Cooperative Clinic in Marianna. As administrator, he worked with VISTA volunteers, led an economic boycott of downtown businesses, and encouraged residents to take control of clinic services, which included efforts to improve access to food stamps, repair housing, and construct sanitary privies. Interviewed by Robert Korstad, Kevin D. Gorter Professor of Public Policy and History, and Neil Boothby, Professor of Public Policy, October 30, 1992. Note: The transcript below is not synchronized with the video.