Interview with Walter A. Baker, August 10, 2002



Description: 
Baker (House 1968-1970, 23rd district; Senate 1972-1981, 1989-1996, 9th district; Republican) begins the interview discussing family, including grandfather who served in the Civil War. He details his experiences at Harvard College and Harvard Law School, including encounters with distinguished public figures such as Henry Kissinger and Lyndon B. Johnson . He describes the U.S. Senate of the late 1950s as seen through the eyes of a summer intern for Senator Thruston Morton. Other topics include Baker's political philosophy, campaigning for state office, education and legislative reform. He concludes with an overview of the leadership styles of several governors.

Interview Accession: 
2002oh093_leg054
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Interview Date: 
2002-08-10
LC Subjects: 
Allen County (Ky.)   Baker, Walter A., 1937-2010   Baker, Walter A., 1937-2010--Interviews   Barren County (Ky.)   Butler County (Ky.)   Civil service--Study and teaching (Internship)   Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991   Edmonson County (Ky.)   Education   Kentucky--Elections   Kentucky. Governor (1967-1971 : Nunn)   Kentucky. Governor (1971-1974 : Ford)   Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll)   Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown)   Kentucky. Governor (1983-1987 : Collins)   Kentucky. Governor (1987-1991 : Wilkinson)   Kentucky. Governor (1991-1995 : Jones)   Kentucky. Governor (1995-2003 : Patton)   Kentucky. Supreme Court   Kissinger, Henry, 1923-   Metcalfe County (Ky.)   Monroe County (Ky.)   Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982   Reagan, Ronald   Simpson County (Ky.)  

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