Interview with Bailey Guard, November 15, 1979

Project: John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Bailey Guard remembers meeting Cooper for the first time during the 1956 campaign. He was hired as an administrative assistant on Senator Cooper's office staff. Guard recalls the Senator's efforts to dispel his reputation for being slow to answer his mail. Cooper wanted to read each letter and respond to it, personally. This was a challenge to the staff. Guard recalls that Senator Morton's office was run differently. Cooper's work on T.V.A. was unpopular with the Peabody Coal Company. His vote on the Taft-Hartley Bill was hated by the United Mine Workers. Guard makes some observations concerning differences in Senator Cooper's and Lee Nunn's approaches to politics, discusses how politics have changed, and ends with philosophical characterizations of Cooper.

Interview Accession

1979oh266_coop007

Interviewee Name

Bailey Guard

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1979-11-15

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Guard, Bailey Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 15 Nov. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Guard, B. (1979, November 15). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Guard, Bailey, interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. November 15, 1979, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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