Interview with Earle C. Clements, November 18, 1976
Part of Earle C. Clements Oral History Project
- Interview with Earle C. Clements, November 18, 1976
- Earle C. Clements; interviewee. James W. Hammack, Jr.; interviewer.
- oral histories
- Publication date:
- Date uploaded:
- Former Kentucky politician, Earle C. Clements was a governor of Kentucky and served as one of the state's US Senator and US Representative. Clements has been appointed to various offices like Kentucky state highway commissioner and director of the US Senate Democratic Campaign Committee, among others. He served as the president of the Tobacco Institute for more than a decade. In this interview, Clements discusses his plan for disbanding the highway patrol in favor of establishing the state police. He talks about the plan's foremost opponents, finding a suitable operating model for the new system, and appropriate employee qualifications for being a state police. Clements discusses his plans for improved rural roads, the tax increase that funded the project and the economic benefits of such a plan. He recalls seeking committee positions in the Senate and discusses some of his colleagues from Congress. He also discusses his relationship with Alben Barkley.
- Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
- University of Kentucky
- Governors, Politicians, Legislators, Legislators--United States, Kentucky. Governor (1947-1950 : Clements), Clements, Earle C. (Earle Chester), 1896-1985, Clements, Earle C. (Earle Chester), 1896-1985--Interviews, Politicians--United States
- Earle C. Clements Oral History Project
- Metadata record:
- 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.