Interview with Harry M. Caudill, April 1, 1981

Project: A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews

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Interview Summary

Professor Caudill of the University of Kentucky recalls his relationship and observations of former governor of Kentucky, A. B. "Happy" Chandler, beginning with Chandler's first gubernatorial campaign. He discusses Chandler winning the 1935 gubernatorial campaign but losing the 1938 Senatorial election. He discusses some of the controversies surrounding Chandler's terms in office, as well as his political opponents and enemies. He talks about the building of the Albert B. Chandler Hospital at the University of Kentucky, the desegregation of Kentucky public schools, and the Harlan County War, which happened during Chandler's first administration. Caudill speaks highly of Chandler's accomplishments and attributes and compares him to other politicians.

Interview Accession

1989oh056_cpr049

Interviewee Name

Harry M. Caudill

Interviewer Name

Charles P. Roland

Interview Date

1981-04-01

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Caudill, Harry M. Interview by Charles P. Roland. 01 Apr. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Caudill, H.M. (1981, April 01). Interview by C. P. Roland. A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Caudill, Harry M., interview by Charles P. Roland. April 01, 1981, A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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