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Interview with Frederic J. "Fred" Cowan, July 28, 2006

Part of Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with Frederic J. "Fred" Cowan, July 28, 2006
Creator:
Christy Bohl; interviewer. Frederic J. "Fred" Cowan; interviewee.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
2006
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
Cowan (House 1982-1987, 32nd district; Democrat) talks about his childhood in New York and Delaware before coming to Kentucky, his parents' divorce, attending high school in Louisville, and attending Dartmouth and Harvard. He discusses his growing interest in civil rights and politics after the Kennedy assassination, serving in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia, moving to various other states for work before coming back to Louisville, working for legislation in progressive areas including environmental issues, human rights, and judicial issues. He concludes by discussing his election as the Attorney General and the decisions which led to running for that office. 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., Civil rights movement -- United States., ennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963--, Assassination., Peace Corps (U. S.) -- Ethiopia., Kentucky. Attorney General's Office., Ittihat ve Terakki Cemiyeti, Louisville (Ky.), Sturgis (Ky.), Frankfort (Ky.), New York, Delaware, Little Rock (Ark.), North Carolina, Ethiopia, Sloane, Harvey, Mills, Wilbur, Cherry, Wendell, Flynn's Restaurant and Statesman Lounge, Kentucky Dam Village State Park, Teachers Inc., Humana, Inc., Bluegrass State Skills Corporation, Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963, Civil rights, Peace Corps, Vietnam War, military draft, student protests, teaching, consumer advocacy, fundraising, campaigning, air pollution, victims' bill of rights, death penalty, Young Turks, Louisville Caucus, Lobbyists, Kentucky Attorney General candidacy, juvenile justice, Key Legislation: victim's bill of right; juvenile code, Term/District: House (1982-1987), 32nd district, Counties in District: Jefferson County (Ky.)
Type:
sound
Source:
Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7vx05x758q/data/mets.xml
Rights:
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