Interview with Jennings Randolph, January 28, 1981

Project: John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project

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First meeting in the Senate in November of 1958, Senators Randolph and Cooper have been long-time friends and also had a productive working relationship in politics. They served together while in the Senate on the Public Works Committee. The Senators campaigned for reelection to the Senate in 1960. Randolph remembers Cooper's work cosponsoring the Depressed Areas Bill, which was vetoed by Eisenhower and signed by Kennedy. Cooper's voting habits are examined. Randolph then discusses his and Cooper's views on coal mining regulations. The interviewee's friendship with Cooper is explored. Randolph also mentions Cooper's work on several Appalachian development programs from the 1960s and his opposition to anti-ballistic missiles and the Vietnam War. To conclude the interview, Randolph articulates what Cooper was like in the Senate in terms of his personality.

Interview Accession

1981oh013_coop034

Interviewee Name

Jennings Randolph

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1981-01-28

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Randolph, Jennings Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 28 Jan. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Randolph, J. (1981, January 28). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Randolph, Jennings, interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. January 28, 1981, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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