Interview with Walter A. Baker, September 8, 1988

Project: Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Baker (House 1968-1970, 23rd district; Senate 1972-1986; 1990-1996, 9th district; Republican) discusses the impact of Louie B. Nunn's gubernatorial victory on his own legislative career, Republican leadership selection methods and he contrasts his terms in the House and the Senate. He reflects on the leadership styles of governors Nunn, Ford, Carroll and Brown , the reorganization of the committee system, and legislative salaries, and professional versus citizen legislators. He concludes the interview giving his impressions of the governor under which he served at the time of the interview, Wallace Wilkinson.

Interview Accession

1988oh137_leg005

Interviewee Name

Walter A. Baker

Interviewer Name

David Breaux

Interview Date

1988-09-08

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Baker, Walter A. Interview by David Breaux. 08 Sep. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Baker, W.A. (1988, September 08). Interview by D. Breaux. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Baker, Walter A., interview by David Breaux. September 08, 1988, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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