Interview with D. Marshall Long, July 18, 2006

Long (House 1982-1999, 58th district; Senate 1999-2003, 20th district; Democrat) recalls small-town life in Shelbyville during the 1940s, the civil rights movement, the importance of tobacco farming in his district, serving two terms as mayor of Shelbyville, and face-to-face campaigning. He discusses committee work, education reform, economic development, health care reform, road construction, ethics reforms, several administrations, and differences between serving in the House and Senate.

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Apportionment (Election law)   Bullitt County (Ky.)   Civil rights--Kentucky   Collins, Martha Layne   Economic development   Economic development--Kentucky   Educational change   Fertilization in vitro   Franklin County (Ky.)   Henry County (Ky.)   Jefferson County (Ky.)   Jones, Brereton   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)   Legislative bodies--Ethics   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Lobbyists   Long, D. Marshall   Long, D. Marshall--Interviews   Mayors--Kentucky--Shelbyville--Biography   Medical care--Law and legislation   Medical care--Law and legislation--Kentucky   Negotiation   Owen County (Ky.)   Patton, Paul E., 1937-   Pensions--Law and legislation   Practical jokes   Religion   Roads   Roads--Design and construction--Kentucky.   Segregation   Shelby County (Ky.)   Spencer County (Ky.)   Tobacco farms   Tobacco farms--Kentucky--Shelbyville   Wilkinson, Wallace G.  

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