Interview with J. M. Finch, Jr., May 12, 1987

Project: Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Banker, Mason County, Maysville, personal background, 1929 Stock Market Crash and witnessing 5 people commit suicide, banking background, work for Home Warehouse, building Standard Warehouse and competition, auctioneer O.G. Rucker and Lucky Strike announcer, application for radio station in Maysville in 1940-41 and again in 1946, farm director Scott True and "True to the Farm" radio program, agriculture's importance to Mason County, importance of world market, role in attracting industry to Maysville, how farming fits into the banking business, importance of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to farmers, importance of AA Highway, President Harry Truman and campaign tricks, A.B. "Happy" Chandler, Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Interview Accession

1995oh173_ff503

Interviewee Name

J. M. Finch, Jr.

Interviewer Name

John Klee

Interview Date

1987-05-12

Interview Keyword

Heritage farms

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Finch, J. M., Jr. Interview by John Klee. 12 May. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Finch, J.M., Jr. (1987, May 12). Interview by J. Klee. Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Finch, J. M., Jr., interview by John Klee. May 12, 1987, Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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