Interview with J. Lindsay Almond, Jr., June 1, 1977

Project: Earle C. Clements Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Former Congressman and Governor of Virginia, Almond talks about meeting Earle Clements in 1946 in the U.S. House of Representatives. He talks about holding Clements' proxy on the Post Office and Civil Service Committee while Clements was running for governor of Kentucky. He discusses Clements as an effective speaker in Congress, Clements' moderate political views and personality, and President Harry Truman's opinion of Clements. He talks about the 80th Congress' reputation as a "do-nothing" Congress and gives his own opinion. Almond talks about his respect for Clements. He describes the Taft-Hartley (Case Labor) Bill of 1946, Clements as a pro-labor advocate and his own views on the issue, Clements as a member of the Post Office and Civil Service Committee, Thruston B. Morton, Clements' friendship with Samuel Rayburn, and Clements' support of Truman's foreign policy. Almond discusses his reason for resigning from Congress to become Attorney General of Virginia, the Los Angeles Democratic National Convention in 1960, William Battle, and John F. Kennedy. He discusses Governor Hollings of South Carolina regarding Lyndon Johnson as Kennedy's running mate, and talks about Clements' friendship with Lyndon Johnson.

Interview Accession

1977oh035_clem030

Interviewee Name

J. Lindsay Almond, Jr.

Interviewer Name

William Cooper

Interview Date

1977-06-01

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Almond, J. Lindsay, Jr. Interview by William Cooper. 01 Jun. 1977. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Almond, J.L., Jr. (1977, June 01). Interview by W. Cooper. Earle C. Clements Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Almond, J. Lindsay, Jr., interview by William Cooper. June 01, 1977, Earle C. Clements Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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