Interview with George Cheaney, August 16, 1977
Project: A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews
Interview SummaryCheaney talks about his role as campaign manager for Henderson, Kentucky for Chandler's 1955 gubernatorial campaign. Cheaney discusses Chandler's campaign speeches. He talks more generally about Chandler's campaigning style, including his talking points and key policies. He talks about the accomplishments and controversies of Chandler's administration. Cheaney discusses the power of the Chandler political machine in Henderson County and Woodford County. He also talks about how only those who supported Chandler kept their state jobs. Cheaney talks about how Chandler's age impacted the 1963 gubernatorial campaign. He discusses other factors that contributed to Chandler's loss, including the role of television and the issue of taxation.
Interview LC SubjectChandler, Happy, 1898-1991 Cheaney, George Cheaney, George--Interviews Kentucky--Politics and government Kentucky. Governor (1935-1939 : Chandler) Kentucky. Governor (1955-1959 : Chandler) Politicians--United States United States--Politics and government Governors--Election Governors--Kentucky Elections Political campaigns--Kentucky Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991 University of Kentucky. College of Medicine State governments Politicians--Kentucky Democratic Party (Ky.) Clements, Earle C. (Earle Chester), 1896-1985 State governments--Officials and employees Waterfield, Harry Lee, 1911-1988
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Cheaney, George Interview by Charles P. Roland. 16 Aug. 1977. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Cheaney, G. (1977, August 16). Interview by C. P. Roland. A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Cheaney, George, interview by Charles P. Roland. August 16, 1977, A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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