Interview with James Caudill

  • Identifier1979 OH 450
  • Date10/12/1979
  • InterviewerEllis, William E.
  • IntervieweeCaudill, James
  • DescriptionIn this interview, James Caudill, a Knott County native, discusses his family history and education, and his Letcher County achievements as County Judge, which included a new health department, courthouse, library, and other important county services. Other interview topics include discussions over welfare, food stamps and other government programs, the role that mining plays in Letcher County, the increasing demand for additional industries, and, various comments on former Governors Bert T. Combs and "Happy" Chandler.
  • LocationWhitesburg, KY
  • Duration:43:38
  • 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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