Interview with Robert Matthews

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Identifier

1976 OH 007

Date

11/30/1976

Description

Robert Matthews is a native Kentuckian born in 1923. He served as Assistant Attorney General of Kentucky from 1955-60 and as executive secretary to the Governor of Kentucky. From 1960-63 Mr. Matthews served as Commissioner of Finance and from 1963-67 he served as Attorney General of Kentucky. In 1967 he returned to his private lat practice.

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Title

Interview with Robert Matthews

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Ellis, William E.

Interviewee

Matthews, Robert

Location

Shelbyville, KY

Time Summary

1-6 Early Acquantance with Martin. A. Martin was superintendent of Public Instruction and Mattews was in the Attorney General's office.
6-14 Relations with the Chandler administration
14-21 Factional Democratic Party Politics
22-34 Martin's influence in Democratic Party politics
34-51 The Combs Gubernatorial Primary, 1959
51-65 Martin as Finance Commissioner
65-77 Martin's strong leadership at Eastern
77-92 Martin's desire to go to Eastern as president
92-106 Martin's support of Matthews for political office
106-127 The relationship of politics and education in Kentucky. The role of the council on Public Higher Education
127-144 Doran and martin compared are political-educational leaders
144-163 Matthews' impression of Martin's years at EKU

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Collection

Citation

“Interview with Robert Matthews,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed May 21, 2018, https://oralhistory.eku.edu/items/show/593.

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