Interview with John D. Ruark, September 18, 1975

Project: Earle C. Clements Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this interview, John D. Ruark discusses his friendship and professional relationship with Senator Earle C. Clements. He talks about first meeting Clements, his impressions of Clements, and Clements' professional career and personal life. Ruark also describes Clements' influence on his political career. He talks about Bert T. Combs' defeat in the 1955 gubernatorial campaign and Clements' senatorial defeat in 1956. Ruark also discusses Bert T. Combs' successful campaign in 1959.

Interview Accession

1975oh027_clem003

Interviewee Name

John D. Ruark

Interviewer Name

Charles Atcher

Interview Date

1975-09-18

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Ruark, John D. Interview by Charles Atcher. 18 Sep. 1975. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Ruark, J.D. (1975, September 18). Interview by C. Atcher. Earle C. Clements Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Ruark, John D., interview by Charles Atcher. September 18, 1975, Earle C. Clements Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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