Interview with Ralph McClanahan

  • Identifier1979 OH 172
  • Date4/2/1979
  • InterviewerBerge, William H.
  • IntervieweeMcClanahan, Ralph
  • DescriptionIn this interview, Ralph McClanahan discusses various topics from his military service to owning a movie theater. He comments extensively on how he got interested in politics, his two terms in the Kentucky State Legislature, and his election campaign for County Judge. He also comments on the Judicial Referendum, gubernatorial races, and the dire need for more bridges to overcome the geography that surrounds the Kentucky River.
  • LocationIrvine, KY
  • Duration1:00:52
  • Restrictionsno
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives Crabbe Library Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions rights and permission to publish.
  • Funding SourceProject Funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission


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