Interview with Walter D. Huddleston, January 30, 2002

Project: Walter D. Huddleston Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Walter D. Huddleston discusses his successful 1972 campaign for U.S. Senate. He talks about first making the decision to campaign. He talks about how George McGovern receiving the Democratic presidential nomination and the fractured Democratic Party affected his campaign. He talks about Wendell Ford's major contributions to his campaign. He talks about campaigning against tough, primary Republican opposition, Louie B. Nunn and charges they made against each other. He discusses his campaign trail, giving a speech at Fancy Farm, Nunn's investigation on a large loan signed by leading Kentucky Democrats (including Huddleston), and the 1972 Democratic National Convention. He talks about his campaign strategies to win the primary and general elections. He recalls election day, what it was like to receive the positive results, and reactions to his victory.

Interview Accession

2002oh027_wdh007

Interviewee Name

Walter D. Huddleston

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

2002-01-30

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Huddleston, Walter D. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 30 Jan. 2002. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Huddleston, W.D. (2002, January 30). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Walter D. Huddleston Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Huddleston, Walter D., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. January 30, 2002, Walter D. Huddleston Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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