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Interview with Walter A. Baker, August 10, 2002

Part of Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with Walter A. Baker, August 10, 2002
Creator:
Eric Moyen; interviewer. Walter A. Baker; interviewee.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
2002
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
Baker (House 1968-1970, 23rd district; Senate 1972-1981, 1989-1996, 9th district; Republican) begins the interview discussing family, including grandfather who served in the Civil War. He details his experiences at Harvard College and Harvard Law School, including encounters with distinguished public figures such as Henry Kissinger and Lyndon B. Johnson . He describes the U.S. Senate of the late 1950s as seen through the eyes of a summer intern for Senator Thruston Morton. Other topics include Baker’s political philosophy, campaigning for state office, education and legislative reform. He concludes with an overview of the leadership styles of several governors.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Subject:
Civil service -- Study and teaching (Internship), Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982., Kentucky. General Assembly -- Reform., 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), Kentucky. Governor (1987-1991 : Wilkinson), Kentucky. Governor (1991-1995 : Jones), Kentucky. Governor (1995-2003 : Patton), Kentucky. Supreme Court, Reagan, Ronald., Kissinger, Henry, 1923-, Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991, Education, Harvard College, Harvard Law School, political philosophy, campaigning, tax legislation, legislative independence, Term/District: House (1968-1970), 23rd district; Senate (1972-1981, 1989-1996), 9th district, Leadership Position(s): Senate Minority Caucus Chair, 1976 -1980, Counties in District: Barren County (Ky.), Metcalfe County (Ky.), Monroe County (Ky.), Simpson County (Ky.), Allen County (Ky.), Edmonson County (Ky.), Butler County (Ky.)
Type:
sound
Source:
Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt71g15t7h6t/data/mets.xml
Rights:
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