Interview with Kenneth F. Harper, July 17, 2006

Project: Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

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Harper (House 1962-1968; 1982-1994, 63rd district; Republican) discusses his education, the importance of religion, his family's political interests, service in the Korean War, the decision to run for office, campaigning for his first office in 1963, his service in Nunn's administration, and Nunn's work on Northern Kentucky issues. He also talks about his work with the Department of Child Welfare, the day he was acting governor, and his expectations of serving in the House. He reflects on the collegiality of the legislature during the time he served and compares it to the current legislature, the move toward legislative independence and his views on the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA), the budget process, Northern Kentucky University, and sales tax increases. He gives his impressions of the civil rights movement in Kentucky, the open housing bill, the Republican Party in Northern Kentucky, lobbyists, tourism, and his legislative philosophy.

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2006oh111_leg116

Interviewee Name

Kenneth F. Harper

Interviewer Name

Christy Bohl

Interview Date

2006-07-17

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Harper, Kenneth F. Interview by Christy Bohl. 17 Jul. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Harper, K.F. (2006, July 17). Interview by C. Bohl. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Harper, Kenneth F., interview by Christy Bohl. July 17, 2006, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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