Interview with Wilson W. Wyatt, February 12, 1987

Project: Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr. Oral History Project

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Wilson Wyatt first assesses President John F. Kennedy's administration, including his role in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the creation of the Peace Corps. Wyatt discusses the 1963 gubernatorial contest in Kentucky between Edward "Ned" Breathitt and Happy Chandler, and he describes the 1964 Democratic National Convention, dominated by Lyndon B. Johnson. Wyatt discusses his wife's participation in the convention and comments more generally on the participation of women in politics. He touches on Ned Breathitt's governorship, and moves on to discuss at length the re-establishment of his law practice in Louisville, Kentucky, including in this discussion the rarity of female and Black lawyers in the 1960s, his belief that lawyers should be involved in the community and in politics, the viability of night schools, and conflicts of interest among lawyers.

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1987oh016_www009

Interviewee Name

Wilson W. Wyatt

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1987-02-12

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Wyatt, Wilson W. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 12 Feb. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wyatt, W.W. (1987, February 12). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr. Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wyatt, Wilson W., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. February 12, 1987, Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr. Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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