Interview with Ralph McClanahan

  • Identifier: 1979 OH 172
  • Date: 4/2/1979
  • Interviewer: Berge, William H.
  • Interviewee: McClanahan, Ralph
  • Description: In 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.
  • Location: Irvine, KY
  • Duration: 1:00:52
  • Time Summary:
  • Restrictions: no
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives Crabbe Library Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions rights and permission to publish.
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  • Funding Source: Project Funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission


“Interview with Ralph McClanahan,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed November 30, 2020,