Interview with Bert T. Combs, August 14, 1984

Project: John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project

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1948 Campaign for the U.S. Senate-- Virgil Chapman 1952 Campaign for U.S. Senate-- Tom Underwood as a candidate-- John Sherman Cooper as a campaigner-- Alben Barkley's campaign for U.S. Senate in 1954-- Combs' 1955 gubernatorial campaign against "Happy" Chandler-- personalities of Thruston B. Morton and John Sherman Cooper-- animosity between "Happy" Chandler and Earle C. Clements and Lawrence Wetherby-- Combs' relationship with Lawrence Wetherby and Earle C. Clements-- Earle C. Clements relationship with Carl D. Perkins Sr.-- "Happy" Chandler as a campaigner-- "Happy" Chandler's personality-- Combs' accomplishments as governor and importance of modern highway system 1956 Campaign for the U.S. Senate and Lawrence Wetherby's decision to run-- John Sherman Cooper's support for Combs' administration programs-- Appalachian Governors Conference-- Comb's opinion on John Sherman Cooper's contribution to Kentucky

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1984oh072_coop067

Interviewee Name

Bert T. Combs

Interviewer Name

Richard C. Smoot

Interview Date

1984-08-14

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Combs, Bert T. Interview by Richard C. Smoot. 14 Aug. 1984. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Combs, B.T. (1984, August 14). Interview by R. C. Smoot. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Combs, Bert T., interview by Richard C. Smoot. August 14, 1984, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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