Interview with Clyde Middleton, July 7, 2006

Middleton (House 1968-1986, 24th district; Republican) recalls growing up during the Depression and World War II in the Cleveland, Ohio area, his military service, and moving to Northern Kentucky. He discusses his entry into politics, being in the minority party, the formation of Northern Kentucky University, legislation for annexation of municipal services in county areas in his district, collective bargaining and merit pay for teachers, campus unrest in his early terms, Northern Kentucky caucus, the airport, and his impression of several governors. He concludes by discussing his work as Kenton County Judge Executive, including sanitation issues, and the dispute over the contract for a parking garage for the Northern Kentucky Convention Center which ultimately cost him his position.

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Annexation (Municipal government)   Anti-war demonstrations   Brown, John Young, Jr., 1933-   Campbell County (Ky.)   Carroll, Julian Morton, 1931-   Cincinnati (Ohio)   Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport   Cleveland (Ohio)   Collective bargaining   Covington (Ky.)   Covington (Ky.)--Politics and government   Economic development   Ford, Wendell H., 1924-   Kenton County (Ky.)   Kentucky. Governor (1967-1971 : Nunn)   Kentucky. Governor (1971-1974 : Ford)   Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll)   Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown)   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Mental health laws--Kentucky   Merit pay   Middleton, Clyde   Middleton, Clyde--Interviews   Nunn, Louie B., 1924-2004   Philosophy--Political aspects   Procter & Gamble Company.   Republican Party (Ky.)   Salmon P. Chase College of Law   Sanitation   Student movements   World War, 1939-1945.  

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