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Carl D. Perkins

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Carl D. Perkins (1912-1984) served in the United States House of Representatives from 1949 until his death. A Democrat from Hindman, he represented the Seventh District.

Interviews are with politicians, government officials, educators, and others associated with Perkins, including Wendell H. Ford, A.B. "Happy" Chandler, and Earle C. Clements. Topics include politics, political leaders, electioneering in Kentucky (especially eastern Kentucky) and Washington, D.C., labor, education, the coal industry, mine safety, black lung benefits, environmental concerns, welfare, and flood control and water projects, especially the Paint Creek Dam in Paintsville and the Red River project.

Items in the Carl D. Perkins Project

Banker, coal operator

VP Pike Co. Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Caudill is critical of Perkins in the areas of welfare, coal, the environment, Red River Dam and education. He also questions Perkin's ethics.

Environmental Lawyer

Leader Paint Creek Committee

Director Kentucky Rivers Coalition

Brother-in-law of Carl Perkins

Secretary to Carl Perkins

Mr. Wattts is the sheriff of Knott County and he acts as a contact person for Carl Perkins. He talks about the types of problems that are brought to him and the political career of Perkins and his father.

Pike County Circuit Court Clerk

Pike County Democratic Party Chairman

Pike County Judge

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Former Kentucky governor, A.B. Chandler, describes Kentucky politics during the formative years of Perkins' political career.

Mr. Clements talks about his first impressions of Carl Perkins and compares Perking and Natcher.

Retired Superintendent in Knott County

Retired Superintendent in Knott County

President Emeritus of EKU

Retired Superintnedent in Jefferson County Schools

Former Director of Vocational Education fo Kentucky

President Emeritus of Morehead State University

Former Executive Director of the Kentucky Education Association

Former President of the Untide Mine Workers of America, District 30

President of the United Mine Workers of America, District 30

Chairman of the Board for the Courier-Journal and Times

Former Union Organizer and State Senator

Former Director of Vocationas Education for Kentucky

Vice-President for Academic Affairs at EKU

Former Superintendent of Public Instruction for Kentucky, President of the NEA, and Dean of the College of Education at UK

Administrative Assistant to Congressman Perkins

Assistant Chief Clerk for the Committee on Education and Laber and former Reporter and Editor for the Courier-Journal

Legislative Assistant on the Education and Labor Committee Staff

Reporter for the Washington Post, former Reporter for the Courier-Journal

General Counsel for the Education and Labor Committee

Research Assistant on the Education and Labor Committee

Executive Director of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor

Staff Directorfor the House of Representatives Subcommittee of Elementary/Secondary Education

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