Interview SummaryO'Daniel (Senate 1978-1990, 14th district; Democrat) discusses his education, how he became interested in politics, and his first campaign for the 14th senatorial district seat. He recounts the rise of the Black Sheep Squadron, his decision to work with the group, their role in the 1979 special session of the General Assembly, and their impact on the legislative process in Kentucky. O'Daniel gives his views on annual sessions, the relationship between the University of Kentucky and the community college system, the evolution of higher education in Kentucky, lobbyists, the budget process, the work of the Legislative Research Commission, the importance of information when crafting legislation, his distaste for regional partisanship in the legislature, his relationship with Julian Carroll, and his enjoyment of working on the political issues. He reflects on his role in the workers' compensation legislation of 1987. He concludes the interview talking about his regrets and accomplishments.
Interview LC SubjectAnderson County (Ky.) Basketball Boyle County (Ky.) Brown, John Young, Jr., 1933- Carroll, Julian Morton, 1931- Collins, Martha Layne Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991 Community colleges Cyrus, Ronald Ray, 1935-2006 Friend, Kelsey E., Sr. Kentucky. Education Reform Act (1990) Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll) Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown) Kentucky. Governor (1983-1987 : Collins) Kentucky. Governor (1991-1995 : Jones) Larue County (Ky.) Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews Liquors Lobbyists Lungs--Dust diseases Marion County (Ky.) McConnell, Mitch Nelson County (Ky.) O'Daniel, H. Edward O'Daniel, H. Edward--Interviews Political campaigns--Kentucky Postsecondary education Postsecondary education--Kentucky Prichard, E. F., (Edward Fretwell). Property tax--United States Scorsone, Ernesto Singletary, Otis A. Stovall, Thelma L., 1919-1994 University of Kentucky Washington County (Ky.) Wethington, Charles T. (Charles Turner), Jr. Workers' compensation
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OߐDaniel, H. Edward Interview by Erik Tuttle. 07 Jul. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
OߐDaniel, H.E. (2006, July 07). Interview by E. Tuttle. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
OߐDaniel, H. Edward, interview by Erik Tuttle. July 07, 2006, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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