Interview with George David Aiken, May 24, 1976

Project: John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Aiken was a close friend of Senator JSC. They served together on the Agriculture and Foreign Relations Committees. Republican Senator Aiken from Vermont discusses Alben Barkley as Senate majority leader and in opposition to FDR's veto of a tax bill in 1944. Aiken met JSC in 1947 and the two occasionally stood alone when voting on issues as liberal Republicans. JSC's tardiness was a charming quality. He was a most tolerant Senator and diplomat. Aiken remembers co-sponsoring a bill with JSC in 1956 to extend library services to rural areas.

Interview Accession

1976oh045_coop001

Interviewee Name

George David Aiken

Interviewer Name

William Cooper

Interview Date

1976-05-24

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Aiken, George David Interview by William Cooper. 24 May. 1976. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Aiken, G.D. (1976, May 24). Interview by W. Cooper. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Aiken, George David, interview by William Cooper. May 24, 1976, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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