Interview with James G. Lemaster, July 30, 2002



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LeMaster (House 1976-1994, 72nd district; Democrat) discusses growing up in Paris, Kentucky, early political involvement, playing basketball for the University of Kentucky, the impact of reapportionment on the role of the legislator, education reform, and changes in his philosophy on legislative responsibility during his term. Highlights include his impressions of several governors and other leaders in the legislature, his time as majority leader (1982-1984), his work on legislation related to the horse industry and on the Kentucky Cities Committee. He concludes with a look at his current connection to the legislature as a lobbyist for a health insurance company.

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2002oh052_leg051
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Interview Date: 
2002-07-30
LC Subjects: 
Apportionment (Election law)   Apportionment (Election law)--Kentucky   Basketball   Basketball players--Kentucky--Biography   Bourbon County (Ky.)   Brown, John Young, Jr., 1933-   Carroll, Julian Morton, 1931-   Collins, Martha Layne   Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991   Council of State Governments. Southern Legislative Conference   Educational change--Kentucky   Fayette County (Ky.)   Horse industry--Law and legislation--Kentucky   Horse industry.   Jones, Brereton   Kenton, William G.   Kentucky. Education Reform Act (1990)   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)   Leadership   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Lemaster, James G.   Lemaster, James G.--Interviews   Lobbyists-- Kentucky   Mulloy, Pat   Nicholas County (Ky.)   Paris (Ky.)   Practice of law   Regionalism   University of Kentucky   Wilkinson, Wallace G.  

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