Interview with Jasper B. Shannon, July 12, 1976

Project: A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews

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Interview Summary

Jasper Shannon, a political science professor at the University of Kentucky, describes Happy Chandler's political career in great detail. Throughout the interview, he discusses Chandler's first and second administrations as governor, his time as a U.S. senator, and his various failed campaigns. He discusses some of Chandler's scandals, his use of coercion to obtain votes and campaign funds, and his attempts to exert control over Kentucky's universities. He talks about Chandler's political opponents, his stint as commissioner of baseball, and his overall impact on Kentucky politics.

Interview Accession

1980oh079_cpr011

Interviewee Name

Jasper B. Shannon

Interviewer Name

Charles P. Roland

Interview Date

1976-07-12

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Shannon, Jasper B. Interview by Charles P. Roland. 12 Jul. 1976. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Shannon, J.B. (1976, July 12). Interview by C. P. Roland. A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Shannon, Jasper B., interview by Charles P. Roland. July 12, 1976, A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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