Interview with H. Edward O'Daniel, July 7, 2006

Project: Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

Interview Summary

O'Daniel (Senate 1978-1990, 14th district; Democrat) discusses his education, how he became interested in politics, and his first campaign for the 14th senatorial district seat. He recounts the rise of the Black Sheep Squadron, his decision to work with the group, their role in the 1979 special session of the General Assembly, and their impact on the legislative process in Kentucky. O'Daniel gives his views on annual sessions, the relationship between the University of Kentucky and the community college system, the evolution of higher education in Kentucky, lobbyists, the budget process, the work of the Legislative Research Commission, the importance of information when crafting legislation, his distaste for regional partisanship in the legislature, his relationship with Julian Carroll, and his enjoyment of working on the political issues. He reflects on his role in the workers' compensation legislation of 1987. He concludes the interview talking about his regrets and accomplishments.

Interview Accession

2006oh130_leg124

Interviewee Name

H. Edward O'Daniel

Interviewer Name

Erik Tuttle

Interview Date

2006-07-07

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OߐDaniel, H. Edward Interview by Erik Tuttle. 07 Jul. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

OߐDaniel, H.E. (2006, July 07). Interview by E. Tuttle. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

OߐDaniel, H. Edward, interview by Erik Tuttle. July 07, 2006, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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