Interview with Clifford P. Case, June 10, 1980

Project: John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Case remembers having no doubt about JSC's abilities as ambassador to India and that there was no trouble in confirming him to this position by the Senate, despite his lack of diplomatic experience in 1955. Case compares JSC to Senator Morton, claiming that despite their differences the two seemed to work well together in the Senate. Case explains that JSC was always a strong supporter of Civil Rights legislation in the Senate but that he was no extremist or demagogue on any issue. Although Cooper voted on issues which would seem to have been against the wills of the majority of Kentuckians, still people were convinced that he was the best candidate to protect their interests and therefore, JSC gained popularity. One of JSC's faults is punctuality, in making decisions and arriving at appointments. After the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, Senator Cooper got on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. After that, in 1967 he took a more leading role in urging an end to Vietnam.

Interview Accession

1980oh122_coop024

Interviewee Name

Clifford P. Case

Interviewer Name

William Cooper

Interview Date

1980-06-10

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Case, Clifford P. Interview by William Cooper. 10 Jun. 1980. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Case, C.P. (1980, June 10). Interview by W. Cooper. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Case, Clifford P., interview by William Cooper. June 10, 1980, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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