Interview with Lawrence W. Wetherby, October 18, 1979

Project: Lawrence W. Wetherby Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Governor Wetherby begins his interview recalling memories of him hunting and fishing as a means of relaxation and recreation. He mentions vacationing in Florida and, in passing, compares the Governor's means of transportation then and now. Governor Wetherby explains the state budget during the 1950's with him in office as Lieutenant Governor and Governor, the mid 1950's recession, and his thoughts on a sales tax. Wetherby then discusses the Korean War, McCarthyism and its effect in Kentucky. He speaks of his friend Alben Barkley and his gubernatorial seatmate Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson.

Interview Accession

1982oh053_weth010

Interviewee Name

Lawrence W. Wetherby

Interviewer Name

John Kleber

Interview Date

1979-10-18

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Wetherby, Lawrence W. Interview by John Kleber. 18 Oct. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wetherby, L.W. (1979, October 18). Interview by J. Kleber. Lawrence W. Wetherby Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wetherby, Lawrence W., interview by John Kleber. October 18, 1979, Lawrence W. Wetherby Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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