Interview with William L. Sullivan, May 16, 1977

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

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Interview Summary

Sullivan talks about how he was the Majority Leader of the Kentucky Senate during Chandler's second administration. He also discusses his support of Chandler's campaign for governor in 1955. He talks about Chandler's fiscal policies in regards to bonds, taxes, and infrastructure. He discusses the development of roads and Chandler's opinions on toll roads. He discusses some of Chandler's accomplishments, including property law reforms, the University of Kentucky Medical Center, desegregation of public schools, and Chandler's fiscal policies. He discusses some of the controversies surrounding Chandler, Chadnler's personality, and Chandler's unsuccessful 1963 gubernatorial campaign.

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1980oh101_cpr033

Interviewee Name

William L. Sullivan

Interviewer Name

Charles P. Roland

Interview Date

1977-05-16

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Sullivan, William L. Interview by Charles P. Roland. 16 May. 1977. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Sullivan, W.L. (1977, May 16). 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.

Sullivan, William L., interview by Charles P. Roland. May 16, 1977, 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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