Interview with J. Jake Jordan

  • Identifier1980 OH 105
  • Date4/18/1980
  • InterviewerBerge, William H.
  • IntervieweeJordan, J. Jake
  • DescriptionIn this interview, Jake Jordan, a Lawrence County native, discusses his work history and political experiences as a County Sheriff, County Judge, and County Judge Executive. Interview topics include discussions over county and state elections and politics, and his memories of "working the polls". While working the polls at age 16 Jordan let his 11 year old sister vote, he allowed people to vote at multiple polling places, and, perhaps most interesting, he bought votes for two dollars a piece. In addition, Jordan also comments on the Judicial Referendum, multiple United States Presidents, the WPA and CETA, and the meanings of "equal opportunity", through time, at both the state and national levels
  • LocationLouisa, KY
  • Duration:58:56
  • 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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