Interview with Mary Caperton Bingham, June 18, 1993
Project: John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project
Interview SummaryMary Bingham, the wife of Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper owner Barry Bingham Sr., begins the interview by evaluating Cooper's support of Thurston Morton in his 1956 Senatorial campaign, in which communist hysteria played a major role. Bingham explains her perspective on the controversy and her negative impression of Cooper on this issue for not vocally opposing the communist hysteria propagated by the Morton campaign. Additionally, Bingham reflects upon instances when the Louisville Courier-Journal endorsed Cooper in political campaigns. Bingham discusses her recollections of Lorraine Cooper. Cooper's later years are explored. Bingham describes Cooper's early stance in opposition to the Vietnam War. Bingham details Cooper's abilities as a politician. Bingham remembers the last time she saw Cooper before his death in 1991. The interviewee considers Cooper's overall performance in his post as U.S. Ambassador to India. Lorraine Cooper's prowess as an ambassador's wife is also mentioned. Bingham concludes the interview with a short reflection on Cooper's education at Harvard Law School.
Interview LC SubjectBingham, Mary Caperton, 1904- Bingham, Mary Caperton, 1904- --Interviews Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991 Politicians Politicians--United States Politics and government United States--Politics and government Washington (D.C.) Louisville (Ky.) Kentucky Ambassadors Kentuckians Communism Rumors Americans for Democratic Action Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Vietnam International relations Social life Parties Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) Death Radcliffe College India New Delhi (India) Harvard Law School
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Bingham, Mary Caperton Interview by Harry Merritt. 18 Jun. 1993. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Bingham, M.C. (1993, June 18). Interview by H. Merritt. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Bingham, Mary Caperton, interview by Harry Merritt. June 18, 1993, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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