Interview with Arthur L. Schmidt, October 30, 2003

Schmidt (House 1964, 1968-1982, 69th district; Senate 1984-1992, 11th district; Republican) discusses his roots in a German family living in Northern Kentucky, his Catholic education, early education and employment, military service, and entrance into politics through Young Republicans. He proceeds to recall impressions of several governors and legislators, key legislation during his tenure, and the inner workings of the legislative process. Highlights include Schmidt's opinion of the atomic bombing of Japan, civil rights legislation, corruption and reform of Northern Kentucky politics, and the formation of Northern Kentucky University. Part 1 of 2.

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Apportionment (Election law)   Atomic bomb   Boone County (Ky.)   Bracken County (Ky.)   Campbell County (Ky.)   Cincinnati (Ohio)   Cincinnati Bell Inc.   Civil rights   Cold Spring (Ky.)   Covington (Ky.)   Education   Election law   Ford, Wendell H., 1924-   Gambling   Kenton County (Ky.)   Kentucky, Northern--Social life and customs   Kentucky. Governor (1967-1971 : Nunn)   Kentucky. Governor (1971-1974 : Ford)   Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll)   Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown)   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Northern Kentucky University   Nuclear warfare--Government policy--United States   Nunn, Louie B., 1924-2004   Pendleton County (Ky.)   Philosophy--Political aspects   Political corruption   Political corruption--Kentucky   Prayer in the public schools   Race discrimination   Ratterman, George   Schmidt, Arthur L.   Schmidt, Arthur L.--Interviews   State universities and colleges   Tokyo (Japan)   Young Republican National Federation (U.S.)  

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