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Interview with E. Louis Johnson, August 15, 2002

Part of Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with E. Louis Johnson, August 15, 2002
Creator:
E. Louis Johnson; interviewee. Eric Moyen; interviewer.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
2002
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
Johnson (House 1978-1992, 13th district; Democrat) begins the interview by discussing his family and education. He discusses campaigning and the experience of being a freshman legislator and contrasts the leadership styles of governors Brown, Carroll, Collins and Wilkinson. He critiques the outcomes of the education reform passed by the 1990 legislature and discusses his opposition to the child support legislation proposed in the 1990 legislature. He reminisces about the collegiality of the legislature and his pride in having served there.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Type:
audio
Subject:
Legislators -- Kentucky -- Interviews., Kentucky. General Assembly. House., Child support -- Taxation -- Law and legislation -- Kentucky., Educational change -- Kentucky., Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll), Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown), Kentucky. Governor (1983-1987 : Collins), Kentucky. Governor (1987-1991 : Wilkinson), religion, campaigning, Brown, John Y. Jr., Carroll, Julian, Collins, Martha Layne, Wilkinson, Wallace, legislative independence, Black Sheep Squadron, role of media, leadership, Blandford, Don, Donnermeyer, Bill, Toyota Manufacturing (Georgetown, Ky.), education reform, tax legislation, child support legislation, adoption reform, BOPTROT, lobbyists, Key Legislation: Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA); child support law, Term/District: House (1978-1992), 13th district, Counties in District: Daviess County (Ky.)
Source:
Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7pc824c11j/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.