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Interview with Scott Miller, Jr., January 17, 2006

Part of Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with Scott Miller, Jr., January 17, 2006
Creator:
Jan Romond; interviewer. Scott Miller, Jr.; interviewee.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
2006
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
Miller (Senate, 1958-1972; 36th district; Republican) talks about his family, including his two grandfathers who lived during the Civil War. He describes the Crescent Hill neighborhood in which he grew up and his father, Scott Miller Sr. who was a circuit court judge. Miller discusses his early educational experiences, going to The Hague as a student following World War II, law school, his decision to enter politics, and his expectations of service in the legislature. Other topics include annexation, water service, budgets, and financing the interstate highway system. He considers poverty in Kentucky, details efforts to bring the University of Louisville into the state system and gives his impressions of governors Breathitt, Combs, Nunn, Ford and Brown. He reflects on presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. Miller also describes his defense of Louie B. Nunn in lawsuit over Nunn's reaction to student protests at University of Kentucky. He reflects on the current political climate, the power of the school boards in rural counties, his involvement in the miner's hospital issue, the tobacco industry's denial of negative health effects, his views on environmental issues, the establishment of the Falls of the Ohio recreational park, and the effect of his legislative career on his family. The interview concludes with a description of his work on the Kentucky Un-American Activities Committee (KUAC). Part 1 of 2.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Subject:
Legislators -- Kentucky -- Interviews., Practice of law -- Kentucky., Express highways -- Design and construction -- Kentucky., Tobacco industry -- Kentucky., Kentucky. Governor (1959-1963 : Combs), Kentucky. Governor (1963-1967 : Breathitt), Kentucky. Governor (1967-1971 : Nunn), Kentucky. Governor (1971-1974 : Ford), Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown), Apportionment (Election law), Medical laws and legislation, Lungs Dust -- diseases, Student movements, Louisville (Ky.), Civil War, World War II, Jefferson County (Ky.) -- Politics and government, Sewerage -- Law and legislation, water services, Chandler, Happy, 1898-1991, Express highways, Nunn, Louie B. 1924-2004., Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991, sales tax legislation, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, Farnsley, Charles P. (Charles Rowland Peaslee), 1907-1990, Ford, Wendell H., 1924-, Poverty, Latta, Clifford, redistricting, Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969, Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963, Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993, Vietnam War, Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973, Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994, Brown, John Y. Jr., legislative independence, Frymire, Richard, Wetherby, Lawrence W. (Lawrence Winchester), 1908-, law school, Education, Rural schools, health care legislation, Tobacco industry, Harris, Tom, Coal mines and mining, black lung, Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991, Falls of the Ohio (Ky.), Kentucky Un-American Activities Committee (KUAC), Appalachian Volunteers, Inc., student protests, Pikeville (Ky.), Key Legislation: "right to work" bill; Water Pollution Control Act (1972), Term/District: Senate, (1958-1972), 36th district, Counties in District: Senate, (1958-1972), 36th district
Type:
sound
Source:
Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7nk931386j/data/mets.xml
Rights:
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