Interview with Frederic J. Cowan, July 28, 2006

Project: Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Cowan (House 1982-1987, 32nd district; Democrat) talks about his childhood in New York and Delaware before coming to Kentucky, his parents' divorce, attending high school in Louisville, and attending Dartmouth and Harvard. He discusses his growing interest in civil rights and politics after the Kennedy assassination, serving in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia, moving to various other states for work before coming back to Louisville, working for legislation in progressive areas including environmental issues, human rights, and judicial issues. He concludes by discussing his election as the Attorney General and the decisions which led to running for that office. Part 1 of 2.

Interview Accession

2006oh139_leg131

Interviewee Name

Frederic J. Cowan

Interviewer Name

Christy Bohl

Interview Date

2006-07-28

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Cowan, Frederic J. Interview by Christy Bohl. 28 Jul. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Cowan, F.J. (2006, July 28). Interview by C. Bohl. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Cowan, Frederic J., interview by Christy Bohl. July 28, 2006, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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