Interview with Walter D. Huddleston, March 25, 2002
Project: Walter D. Huddleston Oral History Project
Interview SummaryWalter D. Huddleston, former U.S. Senator from Kentucky, discusses his activities while in the Senate during the early 1970s. He talks about his commitment to supporting campaign finance reform through various legislative efforts. He also details tobacco industry law and legislation which occurred during the 1970s, how it affected the Kentucky economy, and the tobacco lobbyists who supported his political career. Huddleston talks about his role on the U.S. Select Committee on Intelligence during the Watergate Affair of 1972-1974. He then discusses his other activities in Washington, social as well as political, during the 1970s.
Interview KeywordCampaign finance reform Campaign finance reform--1960-1970 Political advertisements Commercials, Political Kentucky senators Senators (U.S.) United States. Senate Legislators--Democratic Party Legislators Free markets 1970s energy crisis Federal Reserve Stock market Cigars Agriculture--Tobacco industry--United States Emergency Farm Aid Bill Agricultural committees Anti-tobacco Tobacco industry in Kentucky Tobacco reform, 1970s Lobbies Tobacco lobbies Senate hearings Senate Intelligence Investigation Committee Foreign policy Rules and Government Operations Committee Agricultural committee Seniority, Legislative bodies
Interview LC SubjectHuddleston, Walter D. (Walter Darlington), 1926- Politicians--Kentucky Legislators--United States Political candidates Elections Politics, Practical Campaign funds Political campaigns Advertising, Political United States--Politics and government Economic development Federal Reserve banks Economics Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (U.S.) Food stamps Tobacco industry--Government policy--United States Tobacco industry Tobacco industry--Law and legislation--United States Agricultural laws and legislation. Tobacco Institute (Washington, D.C.) Tobacco--Kentucky Americans for Democratic Action. Lobbyists Revenue sharing Ford, Gerald Nixon, Richard International relations Legislative oversight--United States
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Huddleston, Walter D. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 25 Mar. 2002. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Huddleston, W.D. (2002, March 25). 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 25, 2002, Walter D. Huddleston Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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