Interview with George W. Schwert, October 22, 1985

Project: University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Dr. George Schwert (Chairman of Biochemistry 1959-1974) discusses the events that led up to his appointment by Dr. Bill Willard as the Chairman of Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky. Other topics include the role of different presidents of the University of Kentucky, especially Otis Singletary, Jack Oswald and Frank Dickey. Also speaks about the early philosophy of the Medical Center and Medical School at the time of their creation. Dr. Schwert talks in some detail about the support given to the Medical Center and Medical School by Governors Chandler and Combs and the relative indifference by Governor Nunn.

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1985oh231_ukmc006

Interviewee Name

George W. Schwert

Interviewer Name

Richard C. Smoot

Interview Date

1985-10-22

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Schwert, George W. Interview by Richard C. Smoot. 22 Oct. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Schwert, G.W. (1985, October 22). Interview by R. C. Smoot. University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Schwert, George W., interview by Richard C. Smoot. October 22, 1985, University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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