Interview with Romano L. Mazzoli, January 24, 2006

Project: Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

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Mazzoli (Senate, 1968-1970 35th district; Democrat and U.S. Congress, House, 1971-1995; 3rd district) discusses his Italian heritage, growing up in a Louisville working-class neighborhood, and his Catholic education, including his undergraduate career at Notre Dame. He describes experiences in the Army during the Korean War, his decision to go to law school and his first job as an attorney for the L & N Railroad in Louisville, Kentucky. Mazzoli recounts his decision to enter politics, his first campaign, his resistance to the Kentucky Democratic Party's control over election candidates, factionalism within the party, lobbyists and his independence as a legislator. He reflects on the campaigning styles of Wendell Ford and Henry Ward. The interview concludes with Mazzoli's election to the United States Congress. Part 1 of 3.

Interview Accession

2006oh038_leg093

Interviewee Name

Romano L. Mazzoli

Interviewer Name

Jan Romond

Interview Date

2006-01-24

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Mazzoli, Romano L. Interview by Jan Romond. 24 Jan. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Mazzoli, R.L. (2006, January 24). Interview by J. Romond. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Mazzoli, Romano L., interview by Jan Romond. January 24, 2006, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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