Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

Description: 
This project focuses on the development of the modern Kentucky legislature. Former and current legislators, governors, and staff members discuss the development of the Legislative Research Commission (LRC), Richard P. Moloney and legislative reform, Wilson W. Wyatt Sr. and the 1960 Kentucky State Senate, Wendell Ford as lieutenant governor and governor, Harry Lee Waterfield's influence on legislative reform, turnover in the legislature, Rules Committee reform, the implementation of the interim committee system, the decline of the power of the governor's office, Bert T. Combs, Julian Carroll as lieutenant governor and governor, John Y. Brown Jr. as governor, A. B. "Happy" Chandler as governor, Arthur Lloyd, Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt Jr., state constitution amendment proposals, Vic Hellard as LRC director, Louie B. Nunn as governor, James Fleming's role in legislative reform, Martha Layne Collins as governor, the shift from part-time legislators to professional politicians, Earle C. Clements as governor, special interest lobbying, the Democratic Caucus, Republican legislators and the media, the change of election years for the governor and legislators, the sales tax increase in 1968, redistricting and gerrymandering, Louie B. Nunn's relationship with other Republicans in the legislature, education reform, Judge Ray Corns's court decision declaring Kentucky's educational system unconstitutional, Thelma Stovall's call for a special session of the legislature in 1978, John Berry and the "Black Sheep Squadron," and the legislature's independence.

Project Accession: 
LEG001
Interview Keywords: 
LC Subjects: 
Berry, John Marshall, 1935- --Interviews   Breathitt, Edward T., 1924-   Brown, John Young, 1933-   Carroll, Julian Morton, 1931-   Chandler, Happy, 1898-1991   Collins, Martha Layne   Corns, Ray   Democratic Party (Ky.)   Education   Election districts   Election law   Fleming, James T.   Gerrymandering   Governors   Hellard, Vic   Kentucky. Governor (1947-1950 : Clements)   Kentucky. Governor (1955-1959 : Chandler)   Kentucky. Governor (1967-1971 : Nunn)   Kentucky. Governor (1971-1974 : Ford)   Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll)   Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown)   Kentucky. Governor (1983-1987 : Collins)   Legislative bodies   Legislative bodies--Reform   Legislators   Lieutenant governors   Lloyd, Arthur Y.   Lobbying   Moloney, Richard Patrick, 1902-1963   Nunn, Louie B., 1924-2004   Political campaigns   Politicians   Politics, Practical   Republican Party (Ky.)   Sales tax--Law and legislation   Stovall, Thelma L., 1919-1994   Television and politics   United States--Politics and government   United States. Marine Fighter Squadron, 214th   Waterfield, Harry Lee, 1911-1988   Wyatt, Wilson W. (Wilson Watkins), 1905-1996  

Restriction: 
No Restrictions
Number of Interviews: 
167

 
 Interviewee(s)
 Accession Number
 Date
 Interviewer
 Access
 Restrictions
James T. Fleming  
1988oh100_leg001  
1988-06-03
Malcolm Jewell
Online
No restrictions
Joseph Prather  
1988oh134_leg002  
1988-08-08
David Breaux
Online
No restrictions
William L. Sullivan  
1988oh135_leg003  
1988-08-09
David Breaux
Online
No restrictions
John Swinford  
1988oh136_leg004  
1988-07-06
David Breaux
Online
No restrictions
Walter A. Baker  
1988oh137_leg005  
1988-09-08
David Breaux
Online
No restrictions
Charles R. Holbrook III  
1988oh138_leg006  
1988-09-15
David Breaux
Online
No restrictions
Walter D. Huddleston  
1988oh139_leg007  
1988-09-20
David Breaux
Online
No restrictions
Clyde Middleton  
1988oh233_leg008  
1988-09-22
David Breaux
Online
No restrictions
John Marshall Berry, Jr.  
1988oh234_leg009  
1988-10-27
David Breaux
Online
No restrictions
Julian M. Carroll  
1988oh235_leg010  
1988-11-01
David Breaux
Online
No restrictions
W. Terry McBrayer  
1989oh265_leg011  
1989
David Breaux

No restrictions
Wendell H. Ford  
1989oh266_leg012  
1989
Malcolm Jewell

Restrictions apply
David E. Boswell  
1990oh132_leg013  
1990-06-29
David Breaux
Online
No restrictions
John J. Isler  
1990oh212_leg014  
1990-09-12
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
John J. Isler  
1990oh214_leg015  
1990-09-19
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
Wilson Palmer  
1990oh219_leg016  
1990-09-26
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
Carl T. Hadden, Sr.  
1990oh280_leg017  
1990-10-30
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
George Street Boone  
1990oh281_leg018  
1990-10-30
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
Georgia Davis Powers  
1990oh285_leg019  
1990-10-19
Margaret Brown
Online
No restrictions
Frank Miller  
1990oh288_leg020  
1990-11-08
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
Lon Carter Barton  
1990oh306_leg021  
1990-11-29
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
Richard Weisenberger  
1990oh307_leg022  
1990-11-30
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
Richard L. Frymire  
1990oh347_leg023  
1990-12-13
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
Lon Carter Barton  
1991oh024_leg024  
1991-02-21
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
Leonard R. Hislope  
1991oh034_leg025  
1991-03-11
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
Lloyd Clapp  
1991oh039_leg026  
1991-03-19
Jeffrey Suchanek

Restrictions apply
Lon Carter Barton  
1991oh040_leg027  
1991-03-28
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
Adron Doran  
1991oh090_leg028  
1991-04-02
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
R. Douglas Ford  
1991oh096_leg029  
1991-04-15
Jeffrey Suchanek

Restrictions apply
Leonard R. Hislope  
1991oh097_leg030  
1991-04-17
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
Adron Doran  
1991oh098_leg031  
1991-04-18
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
Lloyd Clapp  
1991oh176_leg032  
1991-06-27
Jeffrey Suchanek

Restrictions apply
Carolyn L. Kenton  
1991oh361_leg033  
1991-09-20
Judy K. Bowen
Online
No restrictions
Carolyn L. Kenton  
1991oh362_leg034  
1991-10-04
Judy K. Bowen
Online
No restrictions
Leonard R. Hislope  
1991oh363_leg035  
1991-10-07
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
Adron Doran  
1991oh364_leg036  
1991-10-08
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
Leo Marcum  
1991oh391_leg037  
1991-10-19
Judy K. Bowen
Online
No restrictions
John W. Morgan  
1991oh392_leg038  
1991-10-29
Judy K. Bowen
Online
No restrictions
Lucien T. Hardin  
1991oh424_leg039  
1991-12-07
Judy K. Bowen
Online
No restrictions
Lucien T. Hardin  
1992oh001_leg040  
1991-12-27
Judy K. Bowen
Online
No restrictions
Keither Endicott, Jr.  
1992oh028_leg041  
1992-02-01
Judy K. Bowen
Online
No restrictions
Hoover Dawahare  
1992oh047_leg042  
1992-02-11
Judy K. Bowen

Restrictions apply
Livingston Taylor  
1992oh053_leg043  
1992-02-21
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
Livingston Taylor  
1992oh055_leg044  
1992-02-28
Jeffrey Suchanek
Online
No restrictions
Hoover Dawahare  
1992oh154_leg045  
1992-04-21
Judy K. Bowen

Restrictions apply
Graddy Johnson  
1992oh191_leg046  
1992-05-26
Judy K. Bowen
Online
No restrictions
Don Ball  
1992oh223_leg047  
1992-06-30
Judy K. Bowen

No restrictions
Dwight Wells  
1992oh248_leg048  
1992-07-20
Judy K. Bowen

Restrictions apply
Robert D. Flynn  
1992oh337_leg049  
1992-08-25
Judy K. Bowen
Online
No restrictions
Pat Freibert  
2002oh037_leg084  
2002-07-10
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
P. Joseph Clarke, Jr.  
2002oh051_leg050  
2002-07-24
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
James G. Lemaster  
2002oh052_leg051  
2002-07-30
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Gene Huff  
2002oh053_leg052  
2002-08-06
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Louie Mack  
2002oh092_leg053  
2002-08-19
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Walter A. Baker  
2002oh093_leg054  
2002-08-10
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Joe Wright  
2002oh094_leg055  
2002-08-14
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
E. Louis Johnson  
2002oh095_leg056  
2002-08-15
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Raymond Overstreet  
2003oh019_leg057  
2002-08-28
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
John A. Rose  
2003oh174_leg058  
2003-09-24
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Michael R. Moloney  
2003oh175_leg059  
2003-10-02
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Edward Ford  
2003oh176_leg060  
2003-09-05
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Edward Ford  
2003oh177_leg061  
2003-09-29
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Freed Curd  
2003oh178_leg062  
2003-09-12
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
James Bruce  
2003oh179_leg063  
2003-09-12
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Arthur L. Schmidt  
2003oh183_leg064  
2003-10-30
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Charles W. Berger  
2004oh001_leg065  
2003-11-14
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Richard Turner  
2004oh002_leg066  
2003-11-26
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Willard Allen  
2004oh003_leg067  
2003-12-03
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
John A. Rose  
2004oh004_leg068  
2003-12-05
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Richard Turner  
2004oh005_leg069  
2003-12-08
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Herbert Deskins  
2004oh035_leg070  
2003-09-09
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Arthur L. Schmidt  
2004oh036_leg071  
2003-11-18
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Roy Arnold  
2004oh037_leg072  
2004-01-14
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Foster Ockerman  
2004oh038_leg073  
2004-01-21
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Ronald R. Cyrus  
2004oh039_leg074  
2004-02-04
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Sam B. Thomas  
2004oh040_leg075  
2004-02-12
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
David K. Karem  
2004oh041_leg076  
2004-02-16
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Roger Noe  
2004oh075_leg077  
2004-03-08
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Aubrey Williams  
2004oh076_leg078  
2004-03-25
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Aubrey Williams  
2004oh077_leg079  
2004-04-20
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
James P. Callahan  
2004oh078_leg080  
2004-05-17
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Herbert Deskins  
2004oh079_leg081  
2004-05-18
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
David K. Karem  
2004oh080_leg082  
2004-05-20
Eric Moyen
Online
No restrictions
Dorothy Priddy  
2005oh135_leg083  
2005-11-09
Jan Romond
Online
No restrictions
Norbert Blume  
2006oh023_leg085  
2006-01-31
Jan Romond

Restrictions apply
Norbert Blume  
2006oh024_leg086  
2006-02-28
Jan Romond

Restrictions apply
Walter S. Reichert  
2006oh025_leg087  
2006-01-11
Jan Romond
Online
No restrictions
Walter S. Reichert  
2006oh026_leg088  
2006-01-27
Jan Romond
Online
No restrictions
Dexter Wright  
2006oh027_leg089  
2006-01-09
Jan Romond
Online
No restrictions
Dexter S. Wright  
2006oh028_leg090  
2006-02-03
Jan Romond
Online
No restrictions
Scott Miller, Jr.  
2006oh029_leg091  
2006-01-17
Jan Romond
Online
No restrictions
Fred F. Bradley  
2006oh030_leg092  
2006-03-02
Jan Romond
Online
No restrictions
Romano L. Mazzoli  
2006oh038_leg093  
2006-01-24
Jan Romond
Online
No restrictions
Romano L. Mazzoli  
2006oh039_leg094  
2006-02-16
Jan Romond
Online
No restrictions
Hank Hancock  
2006oh040_leg095  
2006-02-09
Jan Romond
Online
No restrictions
Hank Hancock  
2006oh041_leg096  
2006-03-10
Jan Romond
Online
No restrictions
Scott Miller, Jr.  
2006oh042_leg097  
2006-03-06
Jan Romond
Online
No restrictions
Romano L. Mazzoli  
2006oh059_leg098  
2006-04-18
Jan Romond

Restrictions apply
Thomas L. Jensen  
2006oh073_leg099  
2006-05-27
Jessica Flinchem
Online
No restrictions
Charles D. Wheeler  
2006oh078_leg100  
2006-06-23
Roy Salmons
Online
No restrictions
Lloyd McKinney  
2006oh079_leg101  
2006-06-01
Jessica Flinchem
Online
No restrictions
Joe D. Stacy  
2006oh080_leg102  
2006-06-20
Catherine Herdman
Online
No restrictions
Darvin Allen  
2006oh081_leg103  
2006-06-20
Catherine Herdman
Online
No restrictions
Terry L. Mann  
2006oh082_leg104  
2006-06-20
Christy Bohl
Online
No restrictions
Thomas W. Todd  
2006oh083_leg105  
2006-06-20
Jessica Flinchem
Online
No restrictions
Danny R. Ford  
2006oh084_leg106  
2006-06-21
Jessica Flinchem
Online
No restrictions
Harry Moberly, Jr.  
2006oh085_leg107  
2006-06-27
Jessica Flinchem
Online
No restrictions
John D. Rogers  
2006oh086_leg108  
2006-06-28
Jessica Flinchem

No restrictions
W. Terry McBrayer  
2006oh104_leg109  
2006-06-28
Roy Salmons
Online
No restrictions
Daisy Thaler  
2006oh105_leg110  
2006-06-28
Catherine Herdman
Online
No restrictions
Carl R. Hines, Sr.  
2006oh106_leg111  
2006-06-28
Catherine Herdman
Online
No restrictions
Joseph U. Meyer  
2006oh107_leg112  
2006-07-06
Christy Bohl

Restrictions apply
Clyde Middleton  
2006oh108_leg113  
2006-07-07
Christy Bohl
Online
No restrictions
William K. McBee  
2006oh109_leg114  
2006-07-11
Christy Bohl
Online
No restrictions
Clay Crupper  
2006oh110_leg115  
2006-07-12
Christy Bohl
Online
No restrictions
Kenneth F. Harper  
2006oh111_leg116  
2006-07-17
Christy Bohl
Online
No restrictions
Lonnie Napier  
2006oh114_leg117  
2006-07-05
Jessica Flinchem
Online
No restrictions
Bobby H. Richardson  
2006oh115_leg118  
2006-07-10
Jessica Flinchem
Online
No restrictions
Joe Lane Travis  
2006oh116_leg119  
2006-07-12
Jessica Flinchem
Online
No restrictions
Nicholas Kafoglis  
2006oh117_leg120  
2006-07-11
Jessica Flinchem
Online
No restrictions
Douglas D. Moseley  
2006oh118_leg121  
2006-07-13
Jessica Flinchem
Online
No restrictions
Richard J. Fryman  
2006oh119_leg122  
2006-07-18
Jessica Flinchem
Online
No restrictions
Joseph Prather  
2006oh129_leg123  
2006-07-06
Erik Tuttle
Online
No restrictions
H. Edward O'Daniel  
2006oh130_leg124  
2006-07-07
Erik Tuttle
Online
No restrictions
Nicholas Baker  
2006oh131_leg125  
2006-07-11
Erik Tuttle
Online
No restrictions
William Donnermeyer, Sr.  
2006oh132_leg126  
2006-07-18
Christy Bohl
Online
No restrictions
William Donnermeyer, Sr.  
2006oh133_leg127  
2006-07-25
Christy Bohl
Online
No restrictions
D. Marshall Long  
2006oh136_leg128  
2006-07-18
Catherine Herdman
Online
No restrictions
Charles Gregory Higdon  
2006oh137_leg129  
2006-07-27
Catherine Herdman
Online
No restrictions
Gross C. Lindsay  
2006oh138_leg130  
2006-07-28
Catherine Herdman
Online
No restrictions
Frederic J. Cowan  
2006oh139_leg131  
2006-07-28
Christy Bohl
Online
No restrictions
Charles R. Holbrook III  
2006oh142_leg132  
2006-06-27
Roy Salmons
Online
No restrictions
W. Terry McBrayer  
2006oh143_leg133  
2006-07-12
Roy Salmons
Online
No restrictions
W. Terry McBrayer  
2006oh144_leg134  
2006-07-26
Roy Salmons
Online
No restrictions
John Marshall Berry, Jr.  
2006oh145_leg135  
2006-07-24
Roy Salmons
Online
No restrictions
John Marshall Berry, Jr.  
2006oh146_leg136  
2006-07-28
Roy Salmons
Online
No restrictions
William J. Lile  
2006oh147_leg137  
2006-08-11
Jessica Flinchum
Online
No restrictions
Adrian Arnold  
2006oh148_leg138  
2006-08-14
Christy Bohl
Online
No restrictions
Joseph Barrows  
2006oh149_leg139  
2006-08-18
Christy Bohl
Online
No restrictions
Frederic J. Cowan  
2006oh150_leg140  
2006-08-18
Christy Bohl
Online
No restrictions
Carl A. Nett  
2006oh155_leg141  
2006-08-14
Erik Tuttle
Online
No restrictions
Henry G. Lackey  
2006oh156_leg142  
2006-07-28
Catherine Herdman

Restrictions apply
William K. Henry  
2006oh157_leg143  
2006-08-03
Catherine Herdman
Online
No restrictions
William M. Lear  
2006oh158_leg144  
2006-08-10
Catherine Herdman
Online
No restrictions
J.R. Gray  
2006oh159_leg145  
2006-08-22
Catherine Herdman
Online
No restrictions
Dorothy Priddy  
Margie Priddy  
2007oh032_leg146  
2006-09-18
Jan Romond
Online
No restrictions
Patty Meyer  
Danny Meyer  
2009oh065_leg147  
2009-04-20
Amber Fogle Sergent

No restrictions
Jody Richards  
2009oh080_leg148  
2009-04-28
Amber Fogle Sergent

No restrictions
Jody Richards  
2009oh081_leg149  
2009-05-26
Amber Fogle Sergent

No restrictions
Jody Richards  
2009oh177_leg150  
2009-07-29
Amber Fogle Sergent

No restrictions
Mary Lou Marzian  
2010oh006_leg151  
2009-04-07
Heather Fox

No restrictions
Richard L. Frymire  
2010oh130_leg152  
2010-09-03
George G. Humphreys

No restrictions
Bill Ray Paxton  
2010oh134_leg153  
2010-10-20
George G. Humphreys

No restrictions
Mike Cherry  
2011oh002_leg154  
2010-11-30
George G. Humphreys

No restrictions
Jody Richards  
2011oh003_leg155  
2010-12-28
George G. Humphreys

No restrictions
Lloyd Clapp  
2011oh212_leg163  
2011-09-05
George G. Humphreys

No restrictions
William M. Cox  
2011oh213_leg156  
2011-09-14
George G. Humphreys

No restrictions
Martha Jane King  
2011oh215_leg157  
2011-05-11
George G. Humphreys

No restrictions
Donald J. Blandford  
2011oh216_leg158  
2011-10-12
George G. Humphreys

No restrictions
E. Louis Johnson  
2011oh221_leg159  
2011-10-12
George G. Humphreys

No restrictions
Robert Dee Wilkey  
2011oh222_leg160  
2011-10-04
George G. Humphreys

No restrictions
Carroll Hubbard, Jr.  
2012oh010_leg161  
2011-11-11
George G. Humphreys

No restrictions
Nicholas Z. Kafoglis  
2012oh015_leg162  
2012-05-12
George G. Humphreys

No restrictions
Bob Leeper  
2015oh509_leg164  
2015-12-08
George G. Humphreys

No restrictions
William L. Sullivan  
2016oh004_leg165  
2011-11-17
George G. Humphreys

No restrictions
Foster Ockerman, Sr.  
2016oh092_leg166  
2015-12-17
Jeffrey Suchanek

Restrictions apply
Foster Ockerman, Sr.  
2016oh093_leg167  
2015-12-22
Jeffrey Suchanek

Restrictions apply

  

  

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