Interview with Joseph Barrows, August 18, 2006

Project: Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Barrows (House, 1980-2006; Democrat) talks about his family, growing up on a farm, his education, being in college during Vietnam War, college life in the 1960's, the civil rights movement as manifested in Woodford County, his work with the Legislative Research Commission, his work for Vic Hellard, his motivation to run for office and his first campaign. He discusses his philosophy of campaigning, his involvement with the Young Turks, block voting, the role of lobbyists, BOPTROT. He details his involvement with the budgeting process, the evolution of the legislature during his 26 years of service, the evolution of his constituents' needs, and the effect of public service on his family. Interview ends abruptly.

Interview Accession

2006oh149_leg139

Interviewee Name

Joseph Barrows

Interviewer Name

Christy Bohl

Interview Date

2006-08-18

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Barrows, Joseph Interview by Christy Bohl. 18 Aug. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Barrows, J. (2006, August 18). Interview by C. Bohl. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Barrows, Joseph, interview by Christy Bohl. August 18, 2006, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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