Interview with Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler, May 15, 1980

Project: A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews

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Interview Summary

Professor Roland interviews former Kentucky governor and baseball commissioner Albert B. "Happy" Chandler about his political career. Chandler discusses the implementation of two primary elections in the 1935 gubernatorial election, of which he won all three races. He tells Roland about how the two primaries were implemented, their results, and the opposition by a large part of the government to implementing any kind of primary election. He talks about his relationship with J. Dan Talbott, a fellow Kentucky politician, at length. Chandler also discusses his decision to leave the U.S. Senate in order to become baseball commissioner and his close relationships within the Senate, including with Virginia senator Harry F. Byrd.

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1980oh112_cpr044

Interviewee Name

Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler

Interviewer Name

Charles P. Roland

Interview Date

1980-05-15

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Chandler, Albert Benjamin Interview by Charles P. Roland. 15 May. 1980. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Chandler, A.B. (1980, May 15). Interview by C. P. Roland. A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Chandler, Albert Benjamin, interview by Charles P. Roland. May 15, 1980, A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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