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Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

Project Summary

This project focuses on the development of the modern Kentucky legislature. Former and current legislators, governors, and staff members discuss the development of the Legislative Research Commission (LRC), Richard P. Moloney and legislative reform, Wilson W. Wyatt Sr. and the 1960 Kentucky State Senate, Wendell Ford as lieutenant governor and governor, Harry Lee Waterfield's influence on legislative reform, turnover in the legislature, Rules Committee reform, the implementation of the interim committee system, the decline of the power of the governor's office, Bert T. Combs, Julian Carroll as lieutenant governor and governor, John Y. Brown Jr. as governor, A. B. "Happy" Chandler as governor, Arthur Lloyd, Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt Jr., state constitution amendment proposals, Vic Hellard as LRC director, Louie B. Nunn as governor, James Fleming's role in legislative reform, Martha Layne Collins as governor, the shift from part-time legislators to professional politicians, Earle C. Clements as governor, special interest lobbying, the Democratic Caucus, Republican legislators and the media, the change of election years for the governor and legislators, the sales tax increase in 1968, redistricting and gerrymandering, Louie B. Nunn's relationship with other Republicans in the legislature, education reform, Judge Ray Corns's court decision declaring Kentucky's educational system unconstitutional, Thelma Stovall's call for a special session of the legislature in 1978, John Berry and the "Black Sheep Squadron," and the legislature's independence.

Project Code

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Interviews in this Project (167 Total):

Interview Accession Number: 1991oh040_leg027
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1991oh090_leg028
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1991oh096_leg029
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1991oh097_leg030
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1991oh098_leg031
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1991oh176_leg032
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1988oh100_leg001
Interviewer: Malcolm Jewell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1988oh134_leg002
Interviewer: David Breaux
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1988oh135_leg003
Interviewer: David Breaux
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1988oh136_leg004
Interviewer: David Breaux
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1988oh137_leg005
Interviewer: David Breaux
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1988oh138_leg006
Interviewer: David Breaux
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1988oh139_leg007
Interviewer: David Breaux
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1988oh233_leg008
Interviewer: David Breaux
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1988oh234_leg009
Interviewer: David Breaux
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1988oh235_leg010
Interviewer: David Breaux
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1989oh265_leg011
Interviewer: David Breaux
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1989oh266_leg012
Interviewer: Malcolm Jewell
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1990oh212_leg014
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1990oh214_leg015
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1990oh280_leg017
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1990oh281_leg018
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1990oh285_leg019
Interviewer: Margaret Brown
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1990oh288_leg020
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1990oh306_leg021
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1990oh307_leg022
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1990oh347_leg023
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1991oh024_leg024
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1991oh039_leg026
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1991oh361_leg033
Interviewer: Judy K. Bowen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1991oh362_leg034
Interviewer: Judy K. Bowen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1991oh363_leg035
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1991oh364_leg036
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1991oh391_leg037
Interviewer: Judy K. Bowen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1991oh392_leg038
Interviewer: Judy K. Bowen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1991oh424_leg039
Interviewer: Judy K. Bowen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1992oh028_leg041
Interviewer: Judy K. Bowen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1992oh053_leg043
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1992oh055_leg044
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1992oh154_leg045
Interviewer: Judy K. Bowen
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1992oh191_leg046
Interviewer: Judy K. Bowen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1990oh132_leg013
Interviewer: David Breaux
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1991oh034_leg025
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1992oh001_leg040
Interviewer: Judy K. Bowen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1992oh047_leg042
Interviewer: Judy K. Bowen
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1992oh223_leg047
Interviewer: Judy K. Bowen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1992oh248_leg048
Interviewer: Judy K. Bowen
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1992oh337_leg049
Interviewer: Judy K. Bowen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2003oh174_leg058
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2003oh176_leg060
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2003oh177_leg061
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2003oh178_leg062
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2003oh179_leg063
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2003oh183_leg064
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2004oh001_leg065
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2004oh002_leg066
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2004oh003_leg067
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2004oh004_leg068
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2004oh005_leg069
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2004oh035_leg070
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2004oh037_leg072
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2004oh038_leg073
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2004oh039_leg074
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2004oh040_leg075
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2004oh041_leg076
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2004oh075_leg077
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2004oh076_leg078
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2004oh077_leg079
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2004oh078_leg080
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2004oh079_leg081
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2004oh080_leg082
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2005oh135_leg083
Interviewer: Jan Romond
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh023_leg085
Interviewer: Jan Romond
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh024_leg086
Interviewer: Jan Romond
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh025_leg087
Interviewer: Jan Romond
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh026_leg088
Interviewer: Jan Romond
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh027_leg089
Interviewer: Jan Romond
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh028_leg090
Interviewer: Jan Romond
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh029_leg091
Interviewer: Jan Romond
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh159_leg145
Interviewer: Catherine Herdman
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh030_leg092
Interviewer: Jan Romond
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh038_leg093
Interviewer: Jan Romond
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh039_leg094
Interviewer: Jan Romond
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh040_leg095
Interviewer: Jan Romond
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh041_leg096
Interviewer: Jan Romond
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh042_leg097
Interviewer: Jan Romond
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh059_leg098
Interviewer: Jan Romond
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh073_leg099
Interviewer: Jessica Flinchem
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh078_leg100
Interviewer: Roy Salmons
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh079_leg101
Interviewer: Jessica Flinchem
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh080_leg102
Interviewer: Catherine Herdman
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh081_leg103
Interviewer: Catherine Herdman
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh082_leg104
Interviewer: Christy Bohl
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh083_leg105
Interviewer: Jessica Flinchem
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh085_leg107
Interviewer: Jessica Flinchem
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh086_leg108
Interviewer: Jessica Flinchem
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh104_leg109
Interviewer: Roy Salmons
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh105_leg110
Interviewer: Catherine Herdman
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh106_leg111
Interviewer: Catherine Herdman
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh107_leg112
Interviewer: Christy Bohl
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh108_leg113
Interviewer: Christy Bohl
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh109_leg114
Interviewer: Christy Bohl
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh110_leg115
Interviewer: Christy Bohl
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh111_leg116
Interviewer: Christy Bohl
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh114_leg117
Interviewer: Jessica Flinchem
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh115_leg118
Interviewer: Jessica Flinchem
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh116_leg119
Interviewer: Jessica Flinchem
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh117_leg120
Interviewer: Jessica Flinchem
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh118_leg121
Interviewer: Jessica Flinchem
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh119_leg122
Interviewer: Jessica Flinchem
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh129_leg123
Interviewer: Erik Tuttle
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh130_leg124
Interviewer: Erik Tuttle
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh131_leg125
Interviewer: Erik Tuttle
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh132_leg126
Interviewer: Christy Bohl
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh133_leg127
Interviewer: Christy Bohl
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh136_leg128
Interviewer: Catherine Herdman
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh137_leg129
Interviewer: Catherine Herdman
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh138_leg130
Interviewer: Catherine Herdman
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh139_leg131
Interviewer: Christy Bohl
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh142_leg132
Interviewer: Roy Salmons
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh143_leg133
Interviewer: Roy Salmons
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh144_leg134
Interviewer: Roy Salmons
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh145_leg135
Interviewer: Roy Salmons
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh146_leg136
Interviewer: Roy Salmons
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh147_leg137
Interviewer: Jessica Flinchum
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh148_leg138
Interviewer: Christy Bohl
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh149_leg139
Interviewer: Christy Bohl
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh150_leg140
Interviewer: Christy Bohl
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh155_leg141
Interviewer: Erik Tuttle
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh156_leg142
Interviewer: Catherine Herdman
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh157_leg143
Interviewer: Catherine Herdman
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh158_leg144
Interviewer: Catherine Herdman
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2007oh032_leg146
Interviewer: Jan Romond
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2009oh065_leg147
Interviewer: Amber Fogle Sergent
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2009oh080_leg148
Interviewer: Amber Fogle Sergent
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2009oh081_leg149
Interviewer: Amber Fogle Sergent
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2009oh177_leg150
Interviewer: Amber Fogle Sergent
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2010oh006_leg151
Interviewer: Heather Fox
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2010oh130_leg152
Interviewer: George G. Humphreys
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2010oh134_leg153
Interviewer: George G. Humphreys
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2011oh002_leg154
Interviewer: George G. Humphreys
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2011oh003_leg155
Interviewer: George G. Humphreys
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2002oh037_leg084
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2002oh051_leg050
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2002oh052_leg051
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2002oh053_leg052
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2002oh092_leg053
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2002oh093_leg054
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2002oh094_leg055
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2002oh095_leg056
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2003oh019_leg057
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1990oh219_leg016
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2003oh175_leg059
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2004oh036_leg071
Interviewer: Eric Moyen
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2006oh084_leg106
Interviewer: Jessica Flinchem
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2011oh212_leg163
Interviewer: George G. Humphreys
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2011oh213_leg156
Interviewer: George G. Humphreys
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2011oh215_leg157
Interviewer: George G. Humphreys
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2011oh216_leg158
Interviewer: George G. Humphreys
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2011oh221_leg159
Interviewer: George G. Humphreys
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2011oh222_leg160
Interviewer: George G. Humphreys
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2012oh010_leg161
Interviewer: George G. Humphreys
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2012oh015_leg162
Interviewer: George G. Humphreys
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2015oh509_leg164
Interviewer: George G. Humphreys
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2016oh004_leg165
Interviewer: George G. Humphreys
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2016oh092_leg166
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2016oh093_leg167
Interviewer: Jeffrey Suchanek
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
Access:



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