Interview with Sam Swartz

  • Identifier: 1979 OH 464
  • Date: 10/18/1979
  • Interviewer: Berge, William H.
  • Interviewee: Swartz, Sam
  • Description: In this interview, Sam Swartz, a Bath County native, discusses his family history, the reasons he got involved in politics, the Judicial Referendum, and his career as both a County Judge and County Judge Executive for Menifee County. Swartz also comments extensively on his appreciation for "politicking", local industries and employment trends, and his accomplishments, which include a recreation park and improved water system. He also details the juvenile and roads problems he faced as judge, and the Comprehensive Employment Training Act (CETA) in the interview.
  • Location: Frenchburg, KY
  • Duration: :44:47
  • 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 Sam Swartz,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed July 10, 2020,