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Interview with Daniel H. Ruckriegel, Sr., January 23, 2001

Part of Remembering City Hall: Kentucky League of Cities Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with Daniel H. Ruckriegel, Sr., January 23, 2001
Creator:
Daniel H. Ruckriegel, Sr.; interviewee. Terry L. Birdwhistell; interviewer.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
2001
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
In this interview Daniel H. Ruckriegel, Sr., (Mayor of Jeffersontown, 1981-2001; former Vice President, Kentucky League of Cities), discusses growing up in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, his family's deep ancestral ties to Jeffersontown and their long history of community involvement. He talks about the nature of his Jeffersontown education and his early career as an electrician. Ruckriegel also notes the major changes he observed in the fifties--harbingers of the extensive industrial, urban, and suburban development to come, development that would signal the end of Jeffersontown's small-town status and mark the beginning of new infrastructural challenges. He also speaks of the strong sense of place that ultimately motivated him to run for mayor. Ruckriegel outlines the major political and infrastructural challenges faced, and changes implemented, during his tenure, one of which was the Louisville-Jefferson County merger. Other topics include annexation, race relations, and the installation of public recreational facilities.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Subject:
Ruckriegel, Daniel H., Sr., 1941- --Interviews., Mayors--Kentucky--Interviews., Jeffersontown (Ky.), Kentucky League of Cities., Louisville (Ky.), Jefferson County (Ky.)
Type:
sound
Source:
Remembering City Hall: Kentucky League of Cities Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt769p2w454w/data/mets.xml
Rights:
This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the owning repository. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws. Please go to http://kdl.kyvl.org for more information.