Interview with Emery Hugh Morris, July 26, 1976

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

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Interview Summary

Morris discusses his reporting career prior to and after being acquainted with Happy Chandler. He discusses Chandler's 1955 campaign, and Chandler's taxation policies and the taxation policies of the state of Kentucky in detail. He discusses, at length, the political party factions in Kentucky, particularly the Democratic Party. He discusses Chandler's second administration. Morris discusses Chandler's strong involvement in the desegregation of Kentucky schools. He discusses political allegations against Chandler, political favors, and the expectation that state employees would donate a percentage of their salary to the current governor's campaign. Morris discusses Chandler's decision to run in the 1963 election against Ned Breathitt, despite many people trying to dissuade him.

Interview Accession

1980oh081_cpr013

Interviewee Name

Emery Hugh Morris

Interviewer Name

Charles P. Roland

Interview Date

1976-07-26

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Morris, Emery Hugh Interview by Charles P. Roland. 26 Jul. 1976. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Morris, E.H. (1976, July 26). 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.

Morris, Emery Hugh, interview by Charles P. Roland. July 26, 1976, 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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