Interview with Philip P. Ardery, September 22, 1993
Project: John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project
Interview SummaryPhilip Ardery, a Kentucky attorney, begins the interview by reflecting upon his 1946 Senatorial campaign, in which he lost the Democratic primary to John Y. Brown Sr. Ardery provides an overview of the 1946 Kentucky Senate race, including both Democratic and Republican candidates. Ardery remembers the overall mood in American politics in 1946. Cooper's role in the 1946 Senate race is examined. Ardery describes Cooper's support of TVA over the years. Ardery details how reluctant Cooper was to have places or buildings named after him. Ardery also illustrates the dynamics between Cooper and Happy Chandler. The interview concludes with a discussion of Ardery's work on Kentucky rural electric cooperatives, including how involved Cooper was in these efforts.
Interview LC SubjectArdery, Philip, 1914- Ardery, Philip, 1914- --Interviews Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991 Politicians Politicians--United States Politics and government United States--Politics and government Washington (D.C.) Kentucky Rural electrification Kentuckians Electricity Tennessee Valley Authority Pulaski County (Ky.) East Kentucky Power Cooperative Kentucky Utilities Company Kentucky. General Assembly Yale University Harvard Law School
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Ardery, Philip P. Interview by Harry Merritt. 22 Sep. 1993. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Ardery, P.P. (1993, September 22). Interview by H. Merritt. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Ardery, Philip P., interview by Harry Merritt. September 22, 1993, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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