Interview with Wilson W. Wyatt, December 17, 1986

Project: Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr. Oral History Project

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Wilson Wyatt first discusses his efforts as mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, toward desegregation, particularly in company boards, schools, and the University of Louisville. He also discusses his effort to place utilities under the management of the municipal government, as well as his participation in the 1944 Democratic National Convention and his leadership in Americans for Democratic Action (ADA). Mr. Wyatt discusses his leadership in the post-war housing crisis in Washington D.C. first as Housing Expediter, then as Administrator of the National Housing Agency. He discusses his impressions of the workings of the federal government, and explains that in 1947 he returned to Louisville, Kentucky to resume his law practice. The personalities Mr. Wyatt discusses during the interview include Lyman Johnson, Alben Barkley, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Brent Spence.

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1987oh002_www004

Interviewee Name

Wilson W. Wyatt

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1986-12-17

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Wyatt, Wilson W. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 17 Dec. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wyatt, W.W. (1986, December 17). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr. Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wyatt, Wilson W., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. December 17, 1986, Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr. Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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