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Lawrence W. Wetherby oral history project

Repository: Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Description (Extant): Wetherby and his associates discuss his family history, Louisville politics in the 1930s and 1940s, the Legislative Research Commission, the State Democratic Central Committee, political patronage, the gubernatorial campaign of 1951, road building, tourism, governmental reorganization, economic growth, mental health care improvements, child welfare reform, conservation, education reform, state fairground improvements, the Minimum Foundation Act of 1954, school desegregation, Kentucky State College, election reform, the Registration and Purgation Election Act, the gubernatorial campaign of 1955, and Wetherby's United States senatorial campaign of 1956. People discussed include Thomas Rhea, Mickey Brennan, Neville Miller, Earle C. Clements, A. B. 'Happy' Chandler, William H. May, Harry Lee Waterfield, Adron Doran, Bert T. Combs, Doc Beauchamp, Eugene Siler, Louis Cox, William Curlin, Keen Johnson, John Y. Brown, Sr., John Watts, Henry Ward, and Jess Lindsey.

Born in Middletown, Jefferson County, in 1908, Lawrence Winchester Wetherby was an attorney, commissioner of the Jefferson County Juvenile Court, lieutenant governor (1947-1950) and governor (1950-1955) of Kentucky.

Access Copy Note: Copies of this collection are also available at the University of Kentucky's Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History and Morehead State University.

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 1978-1984

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: 1982OH02

Extent: 49 sound cassettes

Language: English

Interviewees: Lawrence W. Wetherby

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
Civil rights movements--Kentucky
Civil rights--Cases
Kentucky--Politics and government
School integration--Kentucky
Segregation in education--Kentucky
Wetherby, Lawrence W. (Lawrence Winchester), 1908-


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