Interview with Thomas W. Todd, June 20, 2006

Todd (House 1982-1996, 83rd district; Republican) begins the interview talking about his parents and growing up in a farming community during the Great Depression. Other topics include the "immorality forces" that took over in the 1960s, masonry, his entry into politics, first impressions of being in the legislature, the importance of roads, Somerset Community College, education, tourism, and the Republican Party. He reflects on the leadership of presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Johnson, Nixon and Reagan and of governors Brown, Collins, Jones and Patton.

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Brown, John Young, Jr., 1933-   Collins, Martha Layne   Depressions--1929--Kentucky   Education   Education--Kentucky   Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969   Freibert, Pat   Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973   Jones, Brereton   Kentucky. Education Reform Act (1990)   Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown)   Kentucky. Governor (1983-1987 : Collins)   Kentucky. Governor (1991-1995 : Jones)   Kentucky. Governor (1995-2003 : Patton)   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Liberalism   Masonry   Nancy (Ky.)   Patton, Paul E., 1937-   Pulaski County (Ky.)   Reagan, Ronald   Religious ethics   Roads   Roads--Design and construction--Kentucky.   Rogers, Harold Dallas, 1937-   Russell County (Ky.)   School discipline   Shepola (Ky.)   Somerset Community College   Todd, Thomas W., 1927-   Todd, Thomas W., 1927- --Interviews   Tourism   Tourism--Kentucky   Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972   Wilkinson, Wallace G.  

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