Interview with Jerry Abramson, April 6, 2017

Project: Jewish Kentucky Oral History Project

Interview Summary

This interview with the former Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, Jerry Abramson, discusses his life and the effect Judaism had on it. The interview goes in chronological order, starting with his family coming to America and his childhood in Louisville. He describes both sides of his family and the experiences they had upon arriving to America from Poland and Lithuania. Abramson offers a unique perspective of growing up in the Jewish community in Louisville in the 1950s. He discusses the Jewish community he grew up in and the interactions his family had with the synagogues, Keneseth Israel and Temple Shalom. Abramson continues the discussion by talking about his college experiences at Indiana University and serving in the military during the Vietnam War. The former mayor also discusses his extensive career in law and the law firm he worked for, along with his political career and frequent trips to the nation's capital. Abramson served as the mayor of Louisville Metro from 2003-2011 and Lieutenant Governor of the state of Kentucky from 2011-2014.

Interview Accession

2017oh348_jk053

Interviewee Name

Jerry Abramson

Interviewer Name

Carol Ely

Interview Date

2017-04-06

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Abramson, Jerry Interview by Carol Ely. 06 Apr. 2017. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Abramson, J. (2017, April 06). Interview by C. Ely. Jewish Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Abramson, Jerry, interview by Carol Ely. April 06, 2017, Jewish Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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