Interview with Walter D. Huddleston, August 28, 2002

Project: Walter D. Huddleston Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Walter D. Huddleston discusses his work and experiences on the United States Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, or the Church Committee. He describes the genesis of, need for, and major goals of the Church Committee. He talks about his impressions of fellow committee members. He discusses investigating the C.I.A., F.B.I., and N.S.A. He talks about handling classified information, hearings with mafia members, investigation of U.S. involvement in international assassination plots and politics. He discusses the effect of intelligence work on the personal lives of senators on the committee, balancing Church Committee commitments with other senate committee responsibilities, and working on the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Interview Accession

2002oh103_wdh011

Interviewee Name

Walter D. Huddleston

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

2002-08-28

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Huddleston, Walter D. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 28 Aug. 2002. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Huddleston, W.D. (2002, August 28). 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. August 28, 2002, Walter D. Huddleston Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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