Interview with Walter A. Baker, August 10, 2002

Project: Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Baker (House 1968-1970, 23rd district; Senate 1972-1981, 1989-1996, 9th district; Republican) begins the interview discussing family, including grandfather who served in the Civil War. He details his experiences at Harvard College and Harvard Law School, including encounters with distinguished public figures such as Henry Kissinger and Lyndon B. Johnson . He describes the U.S. Senate of the late 1950s as seen through the eyes of a summer intern for Senator Thruston Morton. Other topics include Baker's political philosophy, campaigning for state office, education and legislative reform. He concludes with an overview of the leadership styles of several governors.

Interview Accession

2002oh093_leg054

Interviewee Name

Walter A. Baker

Interviewer Name

Eric Moyen

Interview Date

2002-08-10

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Baker, Walter A. Interview by Eric Moyen. 10 Aug. 2002. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Baker, W.A. (2002, August 10). Interview by E. Moyen. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Baker, Walter A., interview by Eric Moyen. August 10, 2002, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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