Interview with Paul E. Patton, January 5, 2018

Project: Paul Patton Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Former Kentucky Governor Paul Patton discusses his experiences with the coal industry before his political career, as well as his involvement with coal legislation. He tells stories about his near-death experiences working in the coal mines, including some stories about his employees getting injured, and the strike that forced unions out of Pike County, Kentucky. He also discusses how he got out of the coal mining business, the various companies he owned, and his relationships with politicians in Kentucky that helped get his foot in the door in regards to politics.

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2018oh007_pp047

Interviewee Name

Paul E. Patton

Interviewer Name

Jeffrey Suchanek

Interview Date

2018-01-05

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Patton, Paul E. Interview by Jeffrey Suchanek. 05 Jan. 2018. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Patton, P.E. (2018, January 05). Interview by J. Suchanek. Paul Patton Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Patton, Paul E., interview by Jeffrey Suchanek. January 05, 2018, Paul Patton Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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