Interview with John Marshall Berry, Jr., July 28, 2006

Project: Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

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Berry (Senate, 1972-1980, 26th district; Democrat) details his involvement in the Black Sheep Squadron. He recounts his experience as a newly elected legislator at the 1974 Kentucky Dam Village pre-legislative conference. He details his cooperation with Lieutenant Governor Thelma Stovall prior to and during the special legislative session of 1979. He recounts the development of Lowell Hughes' strategy to employ the committee of the whole to force the independence of the legislature. He recollects calling Governor Julian Carroll to testify before the legislature and describes the budget and hidden contingency funds Carroll controlled. He talks about his decision to leave politics and considers lessons learned during his time in the legislature, his political heroes and opponents, lobbyists, BOPTROT, the effect of his political career on his family, his regret at not being able to pass the Bottle Bill, his views on mountain-top removal, tourism in Kentucky and organic farming. Part 3 of 3.

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2006oh146_leg136

Interviewee Name

John Marshall Berry, Jr.

Interviewer Name

Roy Salmons

Interview Date

2006-07-28

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Berry, John Marshall, Jr. Interview by Roy Salmons. 28 Jul. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Berry, J.M., Jr. (2006, July 28). Interview by R. Salmons. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Berry, John Marshall, Jr., interview by Roy Salmons. July 28, 2006, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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