Interview with Billy Dixon, April 10, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Billy Dixon was born in 1903 and recounts his lifelong participation in politics in Leslie County until his retirement in 1975. His father served as sheriff for eight years and as county judge for twenty. Dixon has a law degree from the University of Kentucky and served as county judge of Leslie County from 1934 to 1938. He later was county attorney and then circuit judge for eighteen years. In addition to many political recollections, Dixon discusses coal mining, logging, the WPA, and the advent of electricity in Leslie County. He believes that Mary Breckinridge and the FNS rendered invaluable service at a time when doctors in eastern Kentucky were extremely rare and professional medical treatment was virtually unavailable.

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1979oh214_fns113

Interviewee Name

Billy Dixon

Interviewer Name

Sadie W. Stidham

Interview Date

1979-04-10

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Dixon, Billy Interview by Sadie W. Stidham. 10 Apr. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Dixon, B. (1979, April 10). Interview by S. W. Stidham. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Dixon, Billy, interview by Sadie W. Stidham. April 10, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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