Interview with John D. Rogers, June 28, 2006

Project: Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Rogers (Senate 1976-1984, 15th district; Republican) discusses his background as a teacher and lawyer, political role models, perceived inequalities in the treatment of minority party members, his work as minority floor leader, and recruiting Republican candidates for open seats on the legislatures in an attempt to change the party ratio. Rogers talks extensively about his involvement in the BOPTROT scandal, indictment, subsequent prison term, the effects on his family and career, and his decision to write a book about the experience. He concludes the interview with his thoughts on KERA and education reform in general.

Interview Accession

2006oh086_leg108

Interviewee Name

John D. Rogers

Interviewer Name

Jessica Flinchem

Interview Date

2006-06-28

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Rogers, John D. Interview by Jessica Flinchem. 28 Jun. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Rogers, J.D. (2006, June 28). Interview by J. Flinchem. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Rogers, John D., interview by Jessica Flinchem. June 28, 2006, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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