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Interview with Robert Matthews

Identifier:

1976 OH 007

Date:

11/30/1976

Description:

Robert Matthews is a native Kentuckian born in 1923. He served as Assistant Attorney General of Kentucky from 1955-60 and as executive secretary to the Governor of Kentucky. From 1960-63 Mr. Matthews served as Commissioner of Finance and from 1963-67 he served as Attorney General of Kentucky. In 1967 he returned to his private lat practice.

Rights:

Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.

Interviewer:

Ellis, William E.

Location:

Shelbyville, KY

Time Summary:

1-6 Early Acquantance with Martin. A. Martin was superintendent of Public Instruction and Mattews was in the Attorney General's office.
6-14 Relations with the Chandler administration
14-21 Factional Democratic Party Politics
22-34 Martin's influence in Democratic Party politics
34-51 The Combs Gubernatorial Primary, 1959
51-65 Martin as Finance Commissioner
65-77 Martin's strong leadership at Eastern
77-92 Martin's desire to go to Eastern as president
92-106 Martin's support of Matthews for political office
106-127 The relationship of politics and education in Kentucky. The role of the council on Public Higher Education
127-144 Doran and martin compared are political-educational leaders
144-163 Matthews' impression of Martin's years at EKU

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