Interview with Walter D. Huddleston, January 9, 2002

Project: Walter D. Huddleston Oral History Project

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Walter D. Huddleston discusses the beginnings of his political career, his political career in Kentucky, and his political career in the United States Senate. He talks about pre-legislative session conferences. He talks about tensions in state legislature between the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. He discusses passing legislation on gambling, civil rights, strip mining, and public education. He discusses the issues faced by Governor Louie Nunn's administration. He talks about Wendell Ford's successful campaign for governor against Bert Combs. Huddleston also discusses other important political figures in Kentucky, like Ned Breathitt, Harry Lee Waterfield, and Katherine Peden.

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2002oh025_wdh005

Interviewee Name

Walter D. Huddleston

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

2002-01-09

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Huddleston, Walter D. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 09 Jan. 2002. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Huddleston, W.D. (2002, January 09). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Walter D. Huddleston Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Huddleston, Walter D., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. January 09, 2002, Walter D. Huddleston Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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