Interview with Marlow Webster Cook, January 28, 1980

Project: John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project

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The interview begins with Cook remembering how he first met John Sherman Cooper. The dynamics between Cooper and Kentucky Republicans are characterized. Cooper's prowess as an expert campaigner is examined. Kentucky politics as a whole is described. Cook's political career as a judge is explored. Cook and Cooper both had willing and progressive attitudes on the 1960s civil rights movement. The interviewee talks of his run in the 1967 Kentucky Gubernatorial Republican Primary. Cooper and his relations with the Louisville Courier-Journal are considered. Their dealings with other politicians and administrations are recalled. The two politicians and their foreign policy views (including the Vietnam War and anti-ballistic missiles) are described. Cook's opinions on Congress overall are shared. Cook and Cooper's views on the Haynsworth nomination are detailed. Cook observes that while Cooper may have been somewhat soft-spoken, he was quite an effective speaker compared to many other politicians. In closing, Cook describes Cooper's integrity and loyalty to his constituency.

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1980oh013_coop008

Interviewee Name

Marlow Webster Cook

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1980-01-28

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Cook, Marlow Webster Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 28 Jan. 1980. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Cook, M.W. (1980, January 28). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Cook, Marlow Webster, interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. January 28, 1980, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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