Interview with Albert G. Clay, July 28, 1987

Project: Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Tobacco executive, educational background, founding of Burley Auction Warehouse Association in 1939, importance of Lexington in warehouse business, how leadership position came to him, history of the warehouse association, nesting, drastic changes since the beginning of the program, changes in buyers over the years, Clay Tobacco Company, role World War Two played in export business, imported tobacco, changes in 1950s and 1960s, Farm Bureau, his involvement with the Tobacco Institute in Washington D.C. and the National Tobacco Research Council, Tobacco Tax Council, Congressman John C. Watts as "Mr. Tobacco", importance of tobacco to Kentucky, role of the University of Kentucky, cooperation among tobacco groups, tenant farmers, use of tobacco as a matter of freedom of choice, newspaper coveage of tobacco

Interview Accession

1995oh198_ff528

Interviewee Name

Albert G. Clay

Interviewer Name

John Klee

Interview Date

1987-07-28

Interview Keyword

Heritage farms

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Clay, Albert G. Interview by John Klee. 28 Jul. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Clay, A.G. (1987, July 28). Interview by J. Klee. Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Clay, Albert G., interview by John Klee. July 28, 1987, Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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