Interview with Martha Layne Collins


  • Identifier: 2008 OH 027
  • Date: 11/26/2001
  • Interviewer: Fraas, Elizabeth (Libby)
  • Interviewee: Collins, Martha Layne
  • Description: Martha Layne Collins, the first female Lieutenant Governor of the state of Kentucky, was born December 7, 1936 in Shelby County, KY. In this interview with Ms. Fraas, Governor Collins discusses how she went from being a teacher to a politician and how she was able to successfully merge her family and political life together. The former governor also goes into great detail about her the education reform and economic development packages that she worked on during her career as Lieutenant Governor.
  • Location: Georgetown, KY
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  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
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“Interview with Martha Layne Collins,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed January 17, 2021,