Interview with Arthur L. Schmidt, October 30, 2003
Project: Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project
Interview SummarySchmidt (House 1964, 1968-1982, 69th district; Senate 1984-1992, 11th district; Republican) discusses his roots in a German family living in Northern Kentucky, his Catholic education, early education and employment, military service, and entrance into politics through Young Republicans. He proceeds to recall impressions of several governors and legislators, key legislation during his tenure, and the inner workings of the legislative process. Highlights include Schmidt's opinion of the atomic bombing of Japan, civil rights legislation, corruption and reform of Northern Kentucky politics, and the formation of Northern Kentucky University. Part 1 of 2.
Interview LC SubjectApportionment (Election law) Atomic bomb Boone County (Ky.) Bracken County (Ky.) Campbell County (Ky.) Cincinnati (Ohio) Cincinnati Bell Inc. Civil rights Cold Spring (Ky.) Covington (Ky.) Education Election law Ford, Wendell H., 1924- Gambling Kenton County (Ky.) Kentucky, Northern--Social life and customs Kentucky. Governor (1967-1971 : Nunn) Kentucky. Governor (1971-1974 : Ford) Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll) Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown) Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews Northern Kentucky University Nuclear warfare--Government policy--United States Nunn, Louie B., 1924-2004 Pendleton County (Ky.) Philosophy--Political aspects Political corruption Political corruption--Kentucky Prayer in the public schools Race discrimination Ratterman, George Schmidt, Arthur L. Schmidt, Arthur L.--Interviews State universities and colleges Tokyo (Japan) Young Republican National Federation (U.S.)
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Schmidt, Arthur L. Interview by Eric Moyen. 30 Oct. 2003. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Schmidt, A.L. (2003, October 30). Interview by E. Moyen. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Schmidt, Arthur L., interview by Eric Moyen. October 30, 2003, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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