Interview with William R. Haley, April 23, 1980

Project: John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Haley begins discussing the devotion of JSC to Civil Rights, first as a judge and then as a senator. Due to the trouble over passing the 1964 and 1965 Public Accommodations Acts, JSC and other senators supported changing the Senate cloture vote from 2/3 to 3/5. Voting rights was another important issue, specifically poll taxes and literacy tests. Haley thoroughly discusses the Public Accommodations Acts and mentions ways that the House and the Senate made compromises and built coalitions in order to get cloture.

Interview Accession

1980oh061_coop017

Interviewee Name

William R. Haley

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1980-04-23

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Haley, William R. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 23 Apr. 1980. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Haley, W.R. (1980, April 23). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Haley, William R., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. April 23, 1980, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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