Interview SummaryIn this interview, Walter D. Huddleston discusses his childhood in Kentucky and his family life. He talks about his education, being drafted into World War II, and his experience as a tank gunner. He talks about returning from the war, attending college at the University of Kentucky, and beginning his career in radio broadcasting. He talks about how he became involved in politics. He describes his campaign for state senate in 1965 and his experience as a state senator. Huddleston talks about his relationship with Wendell Ford which led to him being named Ford's campaign manager in his run for governor of Kentucky. He describes his campaign for U.S. senate in 1972 and his experience as a U.S. senator.
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Interview LC SubjectHuddleston, Walter D. (Walter Darlington), 1926- Huddleston, Walter D. (Walter Darlington), 1926- --Interviews Huddleston, Walter D. (Walter Darlington), 1926-2018 World War, 1939-1945 World War, 1939-1945--Veterans. United States. Army--Military life. Radio Radio broadcasters Radio broadcasters--United States Radio broadcasting--Kentucky Radio stations. Democratic Party (Ky.) Kentucky--Politics and government. Kentucky. General Assembly. Senate Kentucky--Politics and government Politicians--Kentucky Political campaigns--Kentucky Elections Legislators--United States. United States. Congress. Senate.
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