Interview with Darvin Allen, June 20, 2006

Project: Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Allen (House 1968-1972, 77th and 92nd districts; Democrat) recalls his childhood in Magoffin County (Ky.), military service during the Korean War, and postsecondary education. He discusses the major issues of concern for his district, including economic development, roads, and education, as well as the prevalence of regional identification in the legislature, the salary of legislators, legislative independence, ethics laws, and his impressions of several governors. Highlights include how the "turkey bill" got its name, and how decisions at the federal level affect those at the state level.

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2006oh081_leg103

Interviewee Name

Darvin Allen

Interviewer Name

Catherine Herdman

Interview Date

2006-06-20

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Allen, Darvin Interview by Catherine Herdman. 20 Jun. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Allen, D. (2006, June 20). Interview by C. Herdman. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Allen, Darvin, interview by Catherine Herdman. June 20, 2006, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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