Interview SummaryJohn Sherman Cooper talks about his experience working as a United States Senator during 1966. He describes his position on the Vietnam War and talks about measures passed during that time that he either approved or disapproved of. He also talks about projects he approved of providing electricity to rural areas in Kentucky. He comments on his stances on the Truth in Packaging Bill, the Dirksen Amendment, and bills regulating striking and small coal mines. Last, he describes his 1966 reelection campaign against John Y. Brown, Sr.
Interview KeywordHo Chi Minh Trail Thurman Hamlin Armed Services Bill Cowger Cambodia Chamber of Commerce Charles Taft Civil Rights Act Courier Journal Washington (D.C.) Dick Russell George Meany John L. Lewis John Y. Brown Sr. King Swope North Vietnam Dwight Eisenhower Richard Nixon Lyndon Johnson Harry Truman Ralph Homan Rural Electric Edward W. Brooke Alben Barkley Frank Church Paul Douglass William Fulbright Somerset (Ky.) Thailand The Paducah Sun Democrat Tobacco Tonkin Gulf Resolution Truth in Packaging Bill United Mine Workers Warren Commission John Brown
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Cooper, John Sherman Interview by William Cooper. 27 Jun. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Cooper, J.S. (1985, June 27). Interview by W. Cooper. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Cooper, John Sherman, interview by William Cooper. June 27, 1985, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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