Interview with Tim Carter

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1978 OH 107




Congressman Tim Carter is a physician and helped establish the nursing program at Eastern. He currently is a United States Representative from the Fifth Congressional District in Kentucky.


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Interview with Tim Carter

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Wilburn, Mark S.


Carter, Tim


Richmond, KY



Time Summary

0-0:30 Interviewer's Introduction
0:30-02:0 Pause in Tape
02:00-03:05 Carter talks about his general background
03:05-05:10 Carter's first meeting with Dr. Martin
05:10-07:10 Carter states why he believes Dr. Martin was so successful in increasing the growth of Eastern
07:10-08:0 Eastern's quiet attitude during the late 1960's and the reason for it
08:0-10:0 Politics and education in Kentucky
10:0-10:40 Dr. Martin's relationship with Earle Clements
10:40-12:0 The importance of the school vote in Kentucky
12:0-12:20 Carter's reaction to Dr. Martin's appointment as President of Eastern
12:20-14:30 Allied Health program at Eastern- how it originated. The law enforcement program is also discussed
14:30-15:40 Dr. Martin and party politics
15:40-17:10 Dr. Martin and other college presidents
17:10-18:20 Dr. Martin's ability to acquire funds for construction- reputation for fiscal management
18:20-19:10 Dr. Martin's ambitions other than college president
19:10-20:30 Carter's reaction to Dr. Martin's retirement
20:30-22:10 Dr. Martin's personality
22:10-22:50 Dr. Martin's general philosophy of education
22:50-23:20 Dr. Martin's political philosophy
23:20-24:10 Final remarks by Congressman Carter


yes, that I be allowed to listen to the tape, should any factual errors arise, that I be given the opportunity to arrange for correction.



“Interview with Tim Carter,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed May 21, 2018,

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