Interview with Frederic J. Cowan, July 28, 2006

Cowan (House 1982-1987, 32nd district; Democrat) talks about his childhood in New York and Delaware before coming to Kentucky, his parents' divorce, attending high school in Louisville, and attending Dartmouth and Harvard. He discusses his growing interest in civil rights and politics after the Kennedy assassination, serving in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia, moving to various other states for work before coming back to Louisville, working for legislation in progressive areas including environmental issues, human rights, and judicial issues. He concludes by discussing his election as the Attorney General and the decisions which led to running for that office. Part 1 of 2.

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Air pollution   Assassination   Bluegrass State Skills Corporation   Capital punishment   Civil rights   Civil rights movements--United States   Consumer Advocacy   Cowan, Frederic J.   Cowan, Frederic J.--Interviews   Delaware   Draft   Ethiopia   Frankfort (Ky.)   Fund raising   Humana, Inc.   Jefferson County (Ky.)   Juvenile justice, Administration of   Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963   Kentucky. Attorney General's Office   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Little Rock (Ark.)   Lobbyists   Louisville (Ky.)   Mills, Wilbur D. (Wilbur Daigh), 1909-1992   New York (N.Y.)   North Carolina   Peace Corps (U.S.)   Peace Corps (U.S.)--Ethiopia   Sloane, Harvey I.   Sturgis (Ky.)   Teachers Inc.   Teaching   Vietnam War, 1961-1975  

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