Interview with David M. Barkley, July 9, 1978

Project: Earle C. Clements Oral History Project

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David Barkley, son of Alben Barkley, discusses the claim that Clements played a "Judas role" in Alben Barkley's 1952 presidential bid, and again in the 1955 gubernatorial campaign. When asked about Clements presumably asking Alben Barkley to withdraw from his 1952 presidential campaign due to backlash from labor unions, Barkley declines to comment, saying he wasn't there, though he does indicate that it was not Clements that made this suggestion. When asked his opinion of Clements' management of Alben Barkley's vice presidential nomination, Barkley comments that he was not aware of any management of his father's nomination. He describes his father's decision to run for Senate. Barkley states, quite vehemently, that Chandler never supported his father in any way, under any condition. He also says he can't recall any specific important issue that they disagreed on.

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1978oh090_clem038

Interviewee Name

David M. Barkley

Interviewer Name

Thomas Syvertsen

Interview Date

1978-07-09

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Barkley, David M. Interview by Thomas Syvertsen. 09 Jul. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Barkley, D.M. (1978, July 09). Interview by T. Syvertsen. Earle C. Clements Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Barkley, David M., interview by Thomas Syvertsen. July 09, 1978, Earle C. Clements Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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