Governor A. B. Chandler Records, 1955-1959

Descriptive Summary

Governor A. B. Chandler Records, 1955-1959
Chandler, Albert Benjamin "Happy", 1898-1991
0.2 cubic ft.
Finding Aid Author
Tim Tingle
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Governor A. B. Chandler served in office from 1955-1959 as a Democratic Party affiliate. Originally from Henderson County, Chandler resided in Woodford County. His occupation was a Lawyer. Governor Chandler's administration passed the bond issue to fund federal and state highways, as well as enforced desegregation. A. B. Chandler also played a prominent role in establishing the medical school and hospital at the University of Kentucky.

Contents of the Collection

Governor's Speech File

These are drafts of speeches that may or may not have been given in this form. They were accessioned from a collection of papers offered to KDLA by the Frankfort law offices of Joseph Leary. Mr. Leary was extensively involved in the political history of the state, as an advisor and speech writer for several prominent public figures, including several governors.

Governor's Speech File, 1955-1956

  • Box 1
Includes drafts of speeches made during the primary and general election campaigns.
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