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Interview with Wilson Palmer, September 26, 1990

Part of Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

Interview with Wilson Palmer, September 26, 1990
Jeffrey Suchanek; interviewer. Wilson Palmer; interviewee.
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Palmer (Senate 1962-1972, 30th district; Democrat) discusses his early years growing up in Harrison County (Ky.), and his sponsorship of bills as a three-term Kentucky senator. Highlights include his perspectives of various gubernatorial styles and the impact of careerism on legislative politics. Concludes with discussion of his unsuccessful fourth term campaign
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky
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