Interview with Crit Luallen, June 27, 2018

Project: Capital City Museum (Frankfort, KY) Oral History Project

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Crit Luallen talks about growing up in Frankfort, Kentucky and how Frankfort has grown and changed since her childhood. She talks about the history of her family's property through many generations. She talks about her ancestors, including Colonel E. H. Taylor (owner of seven bourbon distilleries), and John J. Crittenden (governor of Kentucky, Senator, Representative, and U.S. Attorney General). She talks about the research she has done on her family history and how she creates special events to share that history with the younger generations of the family. She talks about how women's roles in politics have changed over time and discusses her outlook on the future for women's careers. Luallen talks about how she came to work for her first political campaign, Wendell Ford's campaign for U.S. Senate. She talks about how Ford became her lifelong mentor. She talks about using her interest in the arts during political campaigns.

Luallen talks about the role of State Auditor and working with various law enforcement agencies to fight corruption in Kentucky politics. Luallen talks about some of her accomplishments during her time as State Arts Commissioner, including the founding of the Governor's School for the Arts and the Governor's Awards in the Arts.

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2018oh723_ccm008

Interviewee Name

Crit Luallen

Interviewer Name

Bob Gates

Interview Date

2018-06-27

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Luallen, Crit Interview by Bob Gates. 27 Jun. 2018. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Luallen, C. (2018, June 27). Interview by B. Gates. Capital City Museum (Frankfort, KY) Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Luallen, Crit, interview by Bob Gates. June 27, 2018, Capital City Museum (Frankfort, KY) Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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