John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project

Description: 
John Sherman Cooper (1901--1991), born in Somerset, served as a United States senator (1947--1948, 1952--1955, and 1957--1973), ambassador to India and Nepal (1955--1956), and ambassador to East Germany (1974--1976). Cooper and his associates discuss the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Vietnam War, education, the War on Poverty, health care, environmental protection, the Tennessee Valley Authority, World War II, Pulaski County during the Great Depression, Cooper as a county judge, Somerset, the Warren Commission, the United Nations, Appalachia, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, Richard Russell, Lyndon B. Johnson, A. B. "Happy" Chandler, Earle C. Clements, Thruston B. Morton, Alben W. Barkley, Jawaharlal Nehru, Erich Honecker, and Richard M. Nixon.

Project Accession: 
COOP001
LC Subjects: 
Appalachian Region   Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956   Chandler, Happy, 1898-1991   Clements, Earle C. (Earle Chester), 1896-1985   Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991   Depressions--1929--Kentucky--Pulaski County   Diplomatic and consular service, American--Germany (East)   Diplomatic and consular service, American--India   Diplomatic and consular service, American--Nepal   Diplomatic and consular service, American.   Economic assistance, Domestic   Education   Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969   Environmental protection   Germany (East)   Governors   Honecker, Erich   India   Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973   Judges   Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963   Medical care   Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982   Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889-1964   Nepal   Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994   Oswald, Lee Harvey   Politics, Practical   Politics, Practical--United States   Presidents--United States   Pulaski County (Ky.)   Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971   Somerset (Ky.)   Tennessee Valley Authority   United Nations   United States--Politics and government   United States. Congress. Senate.   United States. Warren Commission   Vice-Presidents--United States   Vietnam War, 1961-1975   World War, 1939-1945.  

Restriction: 
No Restrictions
Number of Interviews: 
113

 
 Interviewee(s)
 Accession Number
 Date
 Interviewer
 Access
 Restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1979oh158_coop002  
1979-05-13
William Cooper

No restrictions
Lee C. White  
1979oh243_coop003  
1979-08-20
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1979oh263_coop004  
1979-11-18
William Cooper

No restrictions
William R. Haley  
1979oh264_coop005  
1979-11-13
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Colgate S. Prentice  
1979oh265_coop006  
1979-11-13
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Bailey Guard  
1979oh266_coop007  
1979-11-15
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Marlow Webster Cook  
1980oh013_coop008  
1980-01-28
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
J. William Fulbright  
1980oh014_coop009  
1980-01-21
William Cooper
Online
No restrictions
William R. Haley  
1980oh015_coop010  
1980-02-01
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1980oh016_coop011  
1980-01-20
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1980oh017_coop012  
1980-01-22
William Cooper

No restrictions
Bailey Guard  
1980oh019_coop013  
1980-01-31
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
William H. Greider  
1980oh058_coop014  
1980-04-22
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Richard L. Harwood  
1980oh059_coop015  
1980-04-22
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Judy Parente  
1980oh060_coop016  
1980-04-23
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
William R. Haley  
1980oh061_coop017  
1980-04-23
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Steve Swain  
1980oh062_coop018  
1980-04-25
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1980oh063_coop019  
1980-04-26
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1980oh064_coop020  
1980-04-27
William Cooper

No restrictions
Lorraine Cooper  
1980oh065_coop021  
1980-04-28
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1980oh120_coop022  
1980-06-07
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1980oh121_coop023  
1980-06-08
William Cooper

No restrictions
Clifford P. Case  
1980oh122_coop024  
1980-06-10
William Cooper

No restrictions
Stuart Symington  
1980oh124_coop025  
1980-06-09
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1980oh125_coop026  
1980-06-20
William Cooper

No restrictions
Paul Janensch  
1980oh132_coop027  
1980-08-12
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Enos Swain  
1980oh136_coop028  
1979-09-11
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
George Joplin III  
1980oh143_coop029  
1980-09-24
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Carl T. Curtis  
1981oh009_coop030  
1981-01-26
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Ward Sinclair  
1981oh010_coop031  
1981-01-27
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Hugh Scott  
1981oh011_coop032  
1981-01-27
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Malcolm Holliday  
1981oh012_coop033  
1981-01-28
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Jennings Randolph  
1981oh013_coop034  
1981-01-28
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
George M. Moore  
1981oh014_coop035  
1981-01-29
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Janet Humphrey  
1981oh018_coop036  
1981-02-20
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Ruth C. Midthun  
1981oh019_coop037  
1981-02-19
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
O.B. McEwan  
1981oh021_coop038  
1981-02-17
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1981oh057_coop039  
1981-05-16
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1981oh058_coop040  
1981-05-16
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1981oh059_coop041  
1981-05-18
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1981oh060_coop042  
1981-05-19
William Cooper

No restrictions
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis  
1981oh063_coop043  
1981-05-13
Terry L. Birdwhistell
Online
No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1982oh070_coop044  
1982-05-15
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1982oh071_coop045  
1982-05-16
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1982oh115_coop046  
1982-06-19
William Cooper

No restrictions
Robert L. Milby  
1982oh126_coop047  
1982-08-20
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Charles L. Bartlett  
1982oh136_coop048  
1982-10-12
Terry L. Birdwhistell
Online
No restrictions
Eugene Siler  
1982oh140_coop049  
1982-10-26
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
G. Campbell Becket  
Elise Becket  
1983oh073_coop050  
1983-05-28
William Cooper

No restrictions
H. Templeton Brown  
1983oh074_coop051  
1983-05-28
William Cooper

No restrictions
Clifton Weidlich  
1983oh075_coop052  
1983-05-28
William Cooper

No restrictions
Watson W. Wise  
1983oh076_coop053  
1983-05-28
William Cooper

No restrictions
James P. Hendrick  
1983oh077_coop054  
1983-05-29
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1983oh081_coop055  
1983-06-04
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1983oh082_coop056  
1983-06-05
William Cooper

No restrictions
Lawrence E. Forgy, Jr.  
1984oh010_coop057  
1984-03-20
Richard C. Smoot

No restrictions
Lee R. Nunn  
1984oh030_coop058  
1984-05-26
Richard C. Smoot

No restrictions
John H. Kerr, Jr.  
1984oh031_coop059  
1984-06-20
Richard C. Smoot

No restrictions
J. Strom Thurmond  
1984oh039_coop060  
1984-06-25
William Cooper

No restrictions
Howard H. Baker, Jr.  
1984oh040_coop061  
1984-06-25
William Cooper

No restrictions
Claiborne Pell  
1984oh042_coop062  
1984-06-27
William Cooper

No restrictions
Mark O. Hatfield  
1984oh043_coop063  
1984-06-28
William Cooper

No restrictions
A.B. "Happy" Chandler  
1984oh050_coop064  
1984-07-16
Richard C. Smoot

No restrictions
Lawrence W. Wetherby  
1984oh058_coop065  
1984-07-26
Richard C. Smoot

No restrictions
Edward F. Prichard, Jr.  
1984oh068_coop066  
1984-08-08
Richard C. Smoot

No restrictions
Bert T. Combs  
1984oh072_coop067  
1984-08-14
Richard C. Smoot

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1984oh155_coop068  
1984-12-08
William Cooper

No restrictions
Don Edward Cooper  
1985oh063_coop069  
1985-03-18
Richard C. Smoot

No restrictions
Richard E. Cooper  
1985oh064_coop070  
1985-03-18
Richard C. Smoot

No restrictions
William B. Macomber  
1985oh122_coop071  
1985-06-12
William Cooper

No restrictions
C. Douglas Dillon  
1985oh123_coop072  
1985-06-13
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1985oh150_coop073  
1985-06-26
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1985oh151_coop074  
1985-06-27
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1985oh152_coop075  
1985-06-28
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1986oh145_coop076  
1986-05-30
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1986oh146_coop077  
1986-05-31
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1986oh147_coop078  
1986-06-01
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1986oh165_coop079  
1986-06-21
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1986oh166_coop080  
1986-06-22
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1987oh062_coop081  
1987-05-26
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Sherman Cooper  
1987oh063_coop082  
1987-05-27
William Cooper

No restrictions
John Kenneth Galbraith  
1987oh065_coop083  
1987-06-09
William Cooper

No restrictions
Ronald Edward Meredith  
1993oh257_coop084  
1993-06-14
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Mary Caperton Bingham  
1993oh258_coop085  
1993-06-18
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Richard E. Cooper  
1993oh259_coop086  
1993-07-07
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Charles McCurdy Mathias  
1993oh284_coop087  
1993-07-13
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Katharine Graham  
1993oh285_coop088  
1993-07-14
Harry Merritt
Online
No restrictions
Robert Anderson  
1993oh352_coop089  
1993-08-11
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
David C. Acheson  
1993oh353_coop090  
1993-08-11
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Maurice Rosenblatt  
1993oh367_coop091  
1993-08-11
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Richard E. Cooper  
1993oh368_coop092  
1993-09-20
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Philip P. Ardery  
1993oh369_coop093  
1993-09-22
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Edward "Ned" T. Breathitt  
1993oh370_coop094  
1993-09-26
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
W. Scott Miller Jr.  
1993oh371_coop095  
1993-09-30
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Harry G. Story  
1993oh413_coop096  
1993-11-22
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Wilson W. Wyatt  
1994oh032_coop097  
1994-03-17
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Joseph E. Lambert  
James Lambert  
1994oh033_coop098  
1994-03-22
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Louie B. Nunn  
1994oh041_coop099  
1994-03-31
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
William D. Gorman  
1994oh042_coop100  
1994-03-30
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Homer W. Ramsey  
1994oh055_coop101  
1994-04-12
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Hugh L. Spurlock  
1994oh110_coop102  
1994-06-02
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Thomas D. Clark  
1994oh115_coop103  
1994-06-15
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Henry Blankenship  
1994oh135_coop104  
1994-07-09
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Kenneth Dennis  
1994oh189_coop105  
1993-05-09
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
D. Foster Pettit  
1994oh190_coop106  
1994-04-08
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
James Park, Jr.  
1994oh191_coop107  
1994-04-14
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Samuel M. Rosenstein  
1994oh192_coop108  
1994-07-29
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Jane Roseberry Tolleson  
1994oh193_coop109  
1994-08-04
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Francis J. Keenan  
1994oh194_coop110  
1994-09-21
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Tod J. Kaufman  
1995oh205_coop111  
1994-12-10
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Alfred C. Partoll  
1995oh206_coop112  
1995-06-29
Harry Merritt

No restrictions
Walter A. Baker  
1995oh207_coop113  
1995-07-26
Harry Merritt

No restrictions

  

  

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