Interview with Tyler Munford, September 18, 1975

Project: Earle C. Clements Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this interview, Tyler Munford, former editor of the Union County Advocate in Morganfield, Kentucky, describes first meeting Senator Earle C. Clements when he was football coach at Morganfield High School, his impression of him, and the beginning of Clements' political career. He discusses Clements' position as county judge and the work he did, Clements' campaigns for the Kentucky Senate, and Clements' role in various other Kentucky politicians' campaigns. Munford also talks about Clements' senatorial loss in 1956 to Thruston Morton and Bert C. Combs' gubernatorial defeat in 1955. In addition, he discusses Clements' relationship with Governor A.B. "Happy" Chandler, and Clements' personality.

Interview Accession

1975oh025_clem002

Interviewee Name

Tyler Munford

Interviewer Name

Charles Atcher

Interview Date

1975-09-18

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Munford, Tyler Interview by Charles Atcher. 18 Sep. 1975. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Munford, T. (1975, September 18). Interview by C. Atcher. Earle C. Clements Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Munford, Tyler, interview by Charles Atcher. September 18, 1975, Earle C. Clements Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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