Interview with Wilson W. Wyatt, November 26, 1986

Project: Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr. Oral History Project

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Wilson Wyatt, born in 1905, discusses his childhood and family, explaining that his father was the vice president and general manager of a railroad company, and his mother a teacher. He describes visits to his mother's family in Hart County, Kentucky, and briefly discusses his father's family. He discusses his early interest in the study of law, as well as his academic success at Louisville Male High School, where he studied under a number of memorable teachers. Finally, he discusses his secondary education in law at a night school from 1925 to 1927, during which time he supported himself at Freight Tariff Bureau publishing tariffs, and as a statistician and utility clerk at the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company, after which he was employed by the Garnett and Van Winkle Law Firm.

Interview Accession

1986oh296_www001

Interviewee Name

Wilson W. Wyatt

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1986-11-26

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Wyatt, Wilson W. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 26 Nov. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wyatt, W.W. (1986, November 26). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr. Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wyatt, Wilson W., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. November 26, 1986, Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr. Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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