Interview with Judy Parente, April 23, 1980

Project: John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project

Interview Summary

The interview begins with a discussion of Cooper's style as a senator and on campaigns. He was very willing to spend time with constituents, which people perceived as a sincere interest. Parente first worked for Cooper as an intern and then as a secretary. She read, researched and responded to mail. She remembers education being very important to JSC. However, he considered every bill and issue independently. He never made cliche or blanket statements and he knew which laws would work well. In 1971, Parente worked on the Early Childhood Amendments. Developing infrastructure in Appalachia was also important to Senator Cooper, along with Public Works and Civil Rights. Senators Cooper and Morton cooperated and differed to one another on particular issues on which one of the two men could be more
effective.

Interview Accession

1980oh060_coop016

Interviewee Name

Judy Parente

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1980-04-23

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Parente, Judy Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 23 Apr. 1980. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Parente, J. (1980, April 23). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Parente, Judy, interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. April 23, 1980, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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