Interview with William R. Haley, November 13, 1979

Project: John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project

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William Haley, a former attorney in John Sherman Cooper's staff, begins the interview by discussing his educational and professional background. Haley's first impressions of Cooper are mentioned. The interviewee's work on the Senate Rules Committee with Cooper is explored. Haley worked with Cooper in 1963-1964, drafting legislation in the Senate Ethics Committee. From around February 1966, Haley served as Minority Counsel of the Senate Public Works Committee. He and Cooper were proponents of Lyndon Johnson's highway beautification program. This effort called for removal and limitations of billboards along the nation's roads. In 1959, Cooper addressed the problem of disparities between the rates of Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Jackson Purchase, which had divided Kentucky towns. The interviewee considers Cooper's perspective on private and public power companies. Cooper's efforts to get coal companies to participate in more widespread mine reclamation efforts are examined. Haley also discusses Cooper's efforts regarding the federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act and the Public Works Committee. Haley relays his own and Cooper's knowledge of coal mines. Cooper's relationship with United Mine Workers is speculated upon. To conclude the interview, Haley describes Cooper's questioning of Senator Fulbright on the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

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1979oh264_coop005

Interviewee Name

William R. Haley

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1979-11-13

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Haley, William R. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 13 Nov. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Haley, W.R. (1979, November 13). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Haley, William R., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. November 13, 1979, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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