Interview SummaryHomer Ramsey, a friend of Cooper's through the law, begins the interview by remembering how he met Cooper. Cooper's popularity in Kentucky is explored. Ramsey briefly talks of Thruston Morton and his views of Cooper. Ramsey discusses Cooper's personality. Ramsey describes how he collaborated with Cooper on a proposal to construct a dam at Devil's Jump in McCreary County, Kentucky. Cooper's fashion sense is evaluated. Ramsey also talks of Cooper's divorce and how his political career was relatively unaffected by it. Ramsey then describes Cooper's second wife, Lorraine. The interviewee evaluates how effective Cooper was in administrating constituent services. Ramsey recalls the failed appointment of Pleas Jones to a Kentucky federal judgeship in the 1960s. Ramsey explains Cooper's perspective on the often disputed 1967 Kentucky Republican gubernatorial primary. Additionally, Ramsey shares his opinion of Louie Nunn. Ramsey evaluates Cooper's desire to run for governor in Kentucky. Ramsey illustrates how constituents felt about Cooper's views on the Vietnam War. To conclude the interview, Ramsey gives his general opinion of Cooper as a politician.
Interview LC SubjectCooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991 Politicians Politicians--United States Politics and government Ramsey, Homer W. Ramsey, Homer W.--Interviews United States--Politics and government Popularity Kentucky Kentuckians Washington (D.C.) McCreary County (Ky.) Personality Stearns (Ky.) Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (Tenn. and Ky.) Divorce Veterans World War, 1939-1945 Vietnam War, 1961-1975
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Ramsey, Homer W. Interview by Harry Merritt. 12 Apr. 1994. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Ramsey, H.W. (1994, April 12). Interview by H. Merritt. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Ramsey, Homer W., interview by Harry Merritt. April 12, 1994, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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