Project SummaryBorn in Middletown, Jefferson County, in 1908, Lawrence Winchester Wetherby was an attorney, commissioner of the Jefferson County Juvenile Court, and lieutenant governor (1947--1950) and governor (1950--1955) of Kentucky. Wetherby and his associates discuss his family history, Louisville politics in the 1930s and 1940s, the Legislative Research Commission, the State Democratic Central Committee, political patronage, the gubernatorial campaign of 1951, road building, tourism, governmental reorganization, economic growth, mental health care improvements, child welfare reform, conservation, education reform, state fairground improvements, the Minimum Foundation Act of 1954, school desegregation, Kentucky State College, election reform, the Registration and Purgation Election Act, the gubernatorial campaign of 1955, and Wetherby's United States senatorial campaign of 1956. People discussed include Thomas Rhea, Mickey Brennan, Neville Miller, Earle C. Clements, A. B. "Happy" Chandler, William H. May, Harry Lee Waterfield, Adron Doran, Bert T. Combs, Doc Beauchamp, Eugene Siler, Louis Cox, William Curlin, Keen Johnson, John Y. Brown Sr., John Watts, Henry Ward, and Jess Lindsey. This project is also available at the Kentucky Oral History Commission (see Collection Number 18-23).