Interview with Edward Ford, September 5, 2003

Ford (Senate 1978-1994, 30th district; Democrat) who was the Executive Cabinet Secretary for Governor Patton at the time of this interview, recalls growing up in Alabama, the effects of Jim Crow laws, his military service in Korea, attending Auburn University, his veterinary practice, personal life, candidacy for legislature, his work on the Harrison County School Board Association, impressions of Governors Carroll, Brown, and Collins, camaraderie in the legislature, and his DUI conviction during his term. Part 1 of 2.

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African Americans--Segregation--Alabama   Alabama.   Auburn University   Brown, John Young, Jr., 1933-   Carroll, Julian Morton, 1931-   Collins, Martha Layne   Cynthiana (Ky.)   Drunk driving   Drunk driving--Kentucky   Fayette County (Ky.)   Ford, Edward, 1930-2010   Ford, Edward, 1930-2010--Interviews   Harrison County (Ky.)   Kentucky School Boards Association   Kentucky. General Assembly. Legislative Research Commission   Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll)   Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown)   Kentucky. Governor (1983-1987 : Collins)   Korea   Korean War, 1950-1953   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Lobbyists   Lobbyists--Kentucky   Nicholas County (Ky.)   Robertson County (Ky.)   School boards--Kentucky   Scott County (Ky.)   Segregation   Southern Regional Education Board   University of Kentucky   Veterinarians--Kentucky   Wallace, George C., (George Corley), 1919-1998   Woodford County (Ky.)  

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