Interview with Raymond Overstreet, August 28, 2002
Project: Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project
Interview SummaryOverstreet (House 1972-1992, 52nd district; Republican) discusses his young life growing up in poverty in Appalachian Kentucky. He mentions Berea College and the effects the school had on his life and his outlook. He also discusses his work with the Save the Children Federation and how that got him into law. Once in the House, Overstreet focuses mentions his philosophy about what representation means when views do not agree, and the power struggle between Kentucky's governors and the legislature. He concludes the interview by briefly revisiting BOPTROT and reflecting on the positives outcomes.
Interview LC SubjectAdair County (Ky.) Apportionment (Election law) Berea College Brown, John Young, Jr., 1933- Carroll, Julian Morton, 1931- Casey County (Ky.) Cumberland County (Ky.) Gun control Kentucky. Education Reform Act (1990) Kentucky. General Assembly--Reform Kentucky. Governor (1971-1974 : Ford) Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll) Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown) Kentucky. Governor (1987-1991 : Wilkinson) Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews Overstreet, Raymond Overstreet, Raymond--Interviews Political campaigns--Kentucky Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) Russell County (Ky.) Wilkinson, Wallace G.
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Overstreet, Raymond Interview by Eric Moyen. 28 Aug. 2002. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Overstreet, R. (2002, August 28). Interview by E. Moyen. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Overstreet, Raymond, interview by Eric Moyen. August 28, 2002, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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