Interview SummaryClaiborne Pell, a Senator, begins the interview by discussing how he first met John Sherman Cooper. Pell evaluates Cooper's feelings on being appointed by a Democratic administration to a position that assisted in creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Pell also details what his first impressions of Cooper were. The interviewee considers what Cooper thought of being in the minority party for most of his career in the Senate. Additionally, Pell describes Cooper's role in the Bobby Baker investigation. Cooper's stance on the Vietnam War is explored. To conclude the interview, Pell outlines Cooper's most notable accomplishments in the Senate.
Interview LC SubjectCooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991 Pell, Claiborne, 1918-2009 Pell, Claiborne, 1918-2009--Interviews Politicians Politicians--United States Politics and government United States--Politics and government Washington (D.C.) United States. Department of State Peace Vietnam War, 1961-1975
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Pell, Claiborne Interview by William Cooper. 27 Jun. 1984. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Pell, C. (1984, June 27). Interview by W. Cooper. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Pell, Claiborne, interview by William Cooper. June 27, 1984, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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