Interview with Albert B. "Happy" Chandler, December 6, 1976

Project: A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews

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Interview Summary

Former Kentucky governor Albert B. Chandler is interviewed by Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) graduate student, Barry Peel, about former president of EKU Robert R. Martin. Chandler recalls Martin's time on his administration's cabinet as the head of public education and their various agreements and disagreements about public education financing. Chandler recalls how he supported public school integration in Kentucky and used military power to force opposing Kentucky counties into complying. Chandler talks about how Martin fused his political ambitions with his career and education and the issues which arose with that fusion. He discusses the various public universities in Kentucky who attempted to have a graduate school to rival the University of Kentucky. He compares Robert Martin to various other Kentucky college presidents and evaluates the merits and demerits of Martin, based on his experiences with him. Chandler discusses their overall positive personal relationship, despite their political differences.

Interview Accession

1989oh055_cpr048

Interviewee Name

Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler

Interviewer Name

Barry Peel

Interview Date

1976-12-06

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Chandler, Albert Benjamin Interview by Barry Peel. 06 Dec. 1976. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Chandler, A.B. (1976, December 06). Interview by B. Peel. A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Chandler, Albert Benjamin, interview by Barry Peel. December 06, 1976, A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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