Interview with Earle C. Clements, November 18, 1976

Project: Earle C. Clements Oral History Project

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Former Kentucky politician, Earle C. Clements was a governor of Kentucky and served as a U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative. Clements has been appointed to various offices like Kentucky State Highway Commissioner and director of the U.S. Senate Democratic Campaign Committee, among others. He served as the president of the Tobacco Institute for more than a decade. In this interview, Clements discusses his plan for disbanding the highway patrol in favor of establishing the state police. He talks about the plan's foremost opponents, finding a suitable operating model for the new system, and appropriate employee qualifications for being a state police. Clements discusses his plans for improved rural roads, the tax increase that funded the project and the economic benefits of such a plan. He recalls seeking committee positions in the Senate and discusses some of his colleagues from Congress. He also discusses his relationship with Alben Barkley.

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2008oh141_clem047

Interviewee Name

Earle C. Clements

Interviewer Name

James W. Hammack, Jr.

Interview Date

1976-11-18

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Clements, Earle C. Interview by James W. Hammack, Jr.. 18 Nov. 1976. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Clements, E.C. (1976, November 18). Interview by J. W. H Jr.. Earle C. Clements Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Clements, Earle C., interview by James W. Hammack, Jr.. November 18, 1976, Earle C. Clements Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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