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Brereton C. Jones Oral History Project

Project Summary

Brereton C. Jones served as governor (1991-1995) and lieutenant governor (1987-1991) of Kentucky. He began his political career in West Virginia as a Republican member of the House of Delegates, before moving to Kentucky and switching his party affiliation to Democrat. In his business career, he began as a real estate developer and small-scale horse farmer, eventually founding the Airdrie Stud farm in Woodford County. In these interviews, Jones discusses his life and work, including his family history, childhood in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and political campaigns. He also speaks of his horse farms, volunteer work, and the helicopter crash he survived in 1992. Jones focuses on the issues that defined his administration, particularly health care and economic development, and gives his opinions of other prominent political figures, such as Bill Clinton, Wallace Wilkinson, and Larry Hopkins. Jones also comments on current events at the time of the interviews, in 2003.

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Interviews in this Project (9 Total):

Interview Accession Number: 2003oh076_bcj004
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh077_bcj005
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh104_bcj006
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh105_bcj007
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh108_bcj008
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh109_bcj009
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh051_bcj001
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh062_bcj002
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
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Interview Accession Number: 2003oh063_bcj003
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
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