Interview with Walter D. Huddleston, March 4, 2002

Project: Walter D. Huddleston Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Walter D. Huddleston discusses his career as a United States Senator for Kentucky during the 1970s. He talks about the challenges of being a Senator, particularly during the Watergate scandal of 1972-1974 and the energy crisis which persisted throughout the decade. He discusses the economic difficulties of being a Senator with a family, as well as the particulars of politics in Congress during the 1970s and 1980s. Huddleston details the day-to-day work he did as a Senator and the difficulties with managing constituents, public engagements, committees, and other senatorial obligations.

Interview Accession

2002oh054_wdh009

Interviewee Name

Walter D. Huddleston

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

2002-03-04

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Huddleston, Walter D. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 04 Mar. 2002. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Huddleston, W.D. (2002, March 04). 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. March 04, 2002, Walter D. Huddleston Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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