Interview with James Edward "Ted" Bassett, January 3, 2007

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

James "Ted" Bassett is a former president, chairman of the board and trustee of Keeneland Association in Lexington, Kentucky. In this interview, Bassett focuses on his life before he began working at Keeneland in 1968. He shares stories from his days at Kent School, Yale University, and as a Marine in the Pacific Theater during World War II. His time as Kentucky's Deputy Director of Public Safety and as the Director of the Kentucky State Police are also discussed, in particular his outreach efforts to increase the public's understanding of the state police.

Interview Accession

2007oh027_hik012

Interviewee Name

James Edward "Ted" Bassett

Interviewer Name

Kim Lady Smith

Interview Date

2007-01-03

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Bassett, James Edward Interview by Kim Lady Smith. 03 Jan. 2007. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Bassett, J.E. (2007, January 03). Interview by K. L. Smith. Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Bassett, James Edward, interview by Kim Lady Smith. January 03, 2007, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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