Interview with Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt, Jr., February 24, 1997

Project: Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt, Jr. Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Edward T. ("Ned") Breathitt Jr. was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1924. In 1951 he won the first of three consecutive terms in the Kentucky House of Representatives and he served as Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky from 1963 to 1967. This interview covers his governorship and the challenges he face as governor in dealing with regionalism in the state, Civil Rights and racism, and the Pinball machine bill. He also talks a good deal about the creation of the community college system and its many benefits for the state.

Interview Accession

1997oh024_etb009

Interviewee Name

Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt, Jr.

Interviewer Name

James C. Klotter

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1997-02-24

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Breathitt, Edward T., Jr. Interview by James C. Klotter. 24 Feb. 1997. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Breathitt, E.T., Jr. (1997, February 24). Interview by J. C. Klotter. Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt, Jr. Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Breathitt, Edward T., Jr., interview by James C. Klotter. February 24, 1997, Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt, Jr. Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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