Interview with William K. McBee, July 11, 2006
Part of Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project
- Interview with William K. McBee, July 11, 2006
- Christy Bohl; interviewer. William K. McBee; interviewee.
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- McBee (House 1972-1990, 60th district; Democrat) recalls growing up in Burlington, Kentucky during the Great Depression and World War II, his family’s filling station, college education, military service, and family life. He discusses his “bean bash” fundraisers for organizations, campaigning, political philosophy, legislation that brought in Florence Mall, horse racetracks, multi-county banking, and his impressions of several governors. McBee refuses to comment on his time as a lobbyist and subsequent charges of bribery in the BOPTROT scandal.
- Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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- Legislators -- Kentucky -- Interviews., Depressions -- 1929, Great Depression -- Kentucky -- Burlington., World War, 1939-1945., Horse industry -- Law and legislation -- Kentucky., Banks and banking -- Law and legislation -- Kentucky., Kentucky. Governor (1971-1974 : Ford), Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll), Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown), Carroll, Julian M. (Julian Morton), 1931-, Brown, John Y. (John Young) Jr., 1933-, Ford, Wendell H., 1924-, World War II, Television, Fund raising, Mental health laws, Horse industry, Banking law, Merit pay, Burlington (Ky.), Georgetown College, Florence Mall, Latonia Racecourse, Business Organizations and Professions Committee (Chair), military service, political philosophy, Northern Kentucky caucus, BOPTROT, ethics legislation, inter-county banking bill, Term/District: House (1972-1990), 60th district, Counties in District: Boone County (Ky.)
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