Interview with Walter D. Huddleston, March 4, 2002
Project: Walter D. Huddleston Oral History Project
Interview SummaryWalter D. Huddleston discusses his career as a United States Senator for Kentucky during the 1970s. He talks about the challenges of being a Senator, particularly during the Watergate scandal of 1972-1974 and the energy crisis which persisted throughout the decade. He discusses the economic difficulties of being a Senator with a family, as well as the particulars of politics in Congress during the 1970s and 1980s. Huddleston details the day-to-day work he did as a Senator and the difficulties with managing constituents, public engagements, committees, and other senatorial obligations.
Interview KeywordPolitical families Economy--Kentucky Senators (United States) Legislators--United States--Kentucky Vice presidential candidates Majority floor leaders Presidential impeachments Watergate Scandal, 1972-1974 Kentucky senators Inflation Inflation--1970-1980 United States. Senate Careers in politics Bipartisanship Legislators--Democratic Party Kentucky Democrats Kentucky. Legislature 1970s energy crisis
Interview LC SubjectHuddleston, Walter D. (Walter Darlington), 1926- Elizabethtown (Ky.) Kentucky United States--Economic conditions Economics Legislators--United States Politicians--Kentucky Families Politics, Practical Nixon, Richard Watergate Affair, 1972-1974 Great Britain. Parliament United States--Politics and government Ford, Wendell H., 1924-2015 Democratic Party (U.S.) Democratic Party (Ky.) Kentucky. General Assembly Partisanship Political candidates Kentucky--Politics and government Presidential candidates Impeachments Legislative bodies--Committees United States--Economic conditions--1961-1971 Political careers
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Huddleston, Walter D. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 04 Mar. 2002. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Huddleston, W.D. (2002, March 04). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Walter D. Huddleston Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Huddleston, Walter D., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. March 04, 2002, Walter D. Huddleston Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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