Interview with Wilson W. Wyatt, January 22, 1987

Project: Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr. Oral History Project

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Wilson Wyatt tells of his term as Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1959-1963) under Governor Bert Combs, discussing preliminary matters such as cabinet appointments (particularly that of Earle Clements as Highway Commissioner) and his use of the Old Governor's Mansion, before moving on to explain his role in achieving the administration's goals, including economic development and improved education through increased funding. Along the way, Wyatt discusses the role of universities in towns and cities in Kentucky, the Spindletop Research Center, the relation of politics to university administration, his wife Anne's activities during these years, the scandal over the "truck deal", the political rehabilitation of Edward Prichard, and relations of this administration with the media and the supporters of Happy Chandler.

Interview Accession

1987oh009_www007

Interviewee Name

Wilson W. Wyatt

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1987-01-22

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Wyatt, Wilson W. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 22 Jan. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wyatt, W.W. (1987, January 22). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr. Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wyatt, Wilson W., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. January 22, 1987, Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr. Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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