Interview with Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler, November 6, 1978

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Former governor A. B. "Happy" Chandler discusses his accomplishments as governor, including the establishment of the medical school at the University of Kentucky. He mentions the formation in the 1950s of the Eastern Kentucky Planning Commission, which he terms a forerunner of the Appalachian Regional Commission. He also recalls a visit to Morgan and Breathitt counties with Eleanor Roosevelt in 1938. While campaigning in Leslie County, he visited with Mary Breckinridge at Wendover. Chandler comments upon Richard Nixon's visit to Hyden in 1979, his first public appearance following his resignation as president in 1974.

Interview Accession

1979oh077_fns033

Interviewee Name

Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler

Interviewer Name

Harry M. Caudill

Dale Deaton

Interview Date

1978-11-06

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Chandler, Albert Benjamin Interview by Harry M. Caudill. 06 Nov. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Chandler, A.B. (1978, November 06). Interview by H. M. Caudill. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Chandler, Albert Benjamin, interview by Harry M. Caudill. November 06, 1978, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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