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Interview with D. Marshall Long, July 18, 2006

Part of Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

Interview with D. Marshall Long, July 18, 2006
Catherine Herdman; interviewer. D. Marshall Long; interviewee.
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Long (House 1982-1999, 58th district; Senate 1999-2003, 20th district; Democrat) recalls small-town life in Shelbyville during the 1940s, the civil rights movement, the importance of tobacco farming in his district, serving two terms as mayor of Shelbyville, and face-to-face campaigning. He discusses committee work, education reform, economic development, health care reform, road construction, ethics reforms, several administrations, and differences between serving in the House and Senate.
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
University of Kentucky
Legislators -- Kentucky -- Interviews., Tobacco farms -- Kentucky -- Shelbyville., Mayors -- Kentucky -- Shelbyville -- Biography., Civil rights -- Kentucky., Economic development -- Kentucky., Roads -- Design and construction -- Kentucky., 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), Apportionment (Election law), Medical care -- Law and legislation, Legislative bodies -- Ethics, Martha Layne, Wilkinson, Wallace G., Jones, Brereton, Patton, Paul E., 1937-, Appropriations and Revenue Committee, Toyota Manufacturing (Georgetown, Ky.), Capitol Construction and Bond Oversight Committee (Chair), Personal Service Contract Committee (Chair), Religion, military service, Segregation, Tobacco farms, Campaigning, redistricting, Roads, health care legislation, consituency concerns, education reform, Educational change, Economic development, BOPTROT, ethics legislation, camaraderie, Negotiation, Republican party take over, party factions, state employees, human resources legislation, Fertilization in vitro, Practical jokes, Pensions -- Law and legislation, Lobbyists, Term/District: House (1982-1999), 58th district; Senate (1999-2003), 20th district, Leadership Position(s): Senate Minority Whip, 2000-2002, Counties in District: Shelby County (Ky.) – Henry County (Ky.) – Owen County (Ky.) – Franklin County (Ky.) – Jefferson County (Ky.) – Spencer County (Ky.) – Bullitt County (Ky.)
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