Interview with James P. "Jim" Callahan, May 17, 2004

Project: Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Callahan (House 1987-2004, 67th district; Democrat) recalls his former experience as mayor of Southgate, Kentucky and how that prepared him for the legislature, his entrance into the legislature during the 1987 special session on workers' compensation, and the importance of having public service experience before going into a position in the House or Senate. He discusses key legislation in postsecondary education, his impressions of several governors, his views on the lottery and casino gambling, the BOPTROT scandal, diversity within the Democratic Party, and his role as the Majority Caucus Chair (1998-2004).

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2004oh078_leg080

Interviewee Name

James P. "Jim" Callahan

Interviewer Name

Eric Moyen

Interview Date

2004-05-17

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Callahan, James P. Interview by Eric Moyen. 17 May. 2004. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Callahan, J.P. (2004, May 17). Interview by E. Moyen. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Callahan, James P., interview by Eric Moyen. May 17, 2004, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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