Interview with Lawrence W. Wetherby, August 15, 1979

Project: Lawrence W. Wetherby Oral History Project

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Governor Wetherby discusses his initial thoughts of becoming Kentucky's Acting Governor, as Governor Clements assumes the position of State Senator, and his transition from Lieutenant Governor to Governor. He introduces and explains his process of choosing his appointees, addresses the political machine in Frankfort during this time, and tells how it affected politics in Washington, DC. He recalls deciding whether to run for Governor in 1951, and the support he had to do so. Governor Wetherby recounts his calling of a general assembly session in March of 1951, regarding Kentucky's educational fund; Kentucky's Department of Mental Health; increasing assistance for the elderly, needy, blind, dependent children; and Kentucky's Social Security program. Wetherby discusses his relationship with the Kentucky Legislative Branch, and finally his campaign during his running for election.

Interview Accession

1982oh050_weth007

Interviewee Name

Lawrence W. Wetherby

Interviewer Name

John Kleber

Interview Date

1979-08-15

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Wetherby, Lawrence W. Interview by John Kleber. 15 Aug. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wetherby, L.W. (1979, August 15). Interview by J. Kleber. Lawrence W. Wetherby Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wetherby, Lawrence W., interview by John Kleber. August 15, 1979, Lawrence W. Wetherby Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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