Interview with David K. Karem, February 16, 2004

Project: Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Karem (House 1972-1974, 34th district; Senate 1976-2004, 35th district; Democrat) begins the interview by discussing his youth and the Lebanese community in which he grew up. He details campaign strategies used to secure his first public office, his expectations of public service and the strengthening of legislative power during his tenure in office. Other topics include gubernatorial control, judicial reform, Democratic party factionalism and Karem's involvement in the Black Sheep Squadron.

Interview Accession

2004oh041_leg076

Interviewee Name

David K. Karem

Interviewer Name

Eric Moyen

Interview Date

2004-02-16

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Karem, David K. Interview by Eric Moyen. 16 Feb. 2004. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Karem, D.K. (2004, February 16). Interview by E. Moyen. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Karem, David K., interview by Eric Moyen. February 16, 2004, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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