Thruston B. Morton Oral History Project

Description: 
A native of Louisville, Thruston Ballard Morton (1907--1979) served in the United States House of Representatives from 1946 to 1952. He managed John Sherman Cooper's successful Senate campaign in 1952 and was appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as the assistant secretary of state for congressional relations in 1953. Morton served in this capacity until March 1956, when he was elected to the United States Senate. In 1959, he was elected chairman of the Republican National Committee and served until 1962, when he resigned to devote his full attention to his Senate duties. Morton and his associates and relatives discuss his family history, World War II, John Sherman Cooper, Senate colleagues, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard M. Nixon, Earle C. Clements, the 1956 and 1962 United States senatorial races, Wilson W. Wyatt Sr., the State Department, the 1960 presidential election, the 1960 Republican National Convention, "modern Republicanism," the 1957 Middle East crisis, private enterprise, the Cuban Missile Crisis, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, the Vietnam War, and urban riots in the 1960s.

Project Accession: 
TMOR001
LC Subjects: 
Cabinet officers--United States   Clements, Earle C. (Earle Chester), 1896-1985   Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991   Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962   Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969   Free enterprise   Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.   Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963   Middle East--Politics and government--1945-1979   Morton family   Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982   Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994   Political campaigns   Political campaigns--United States   Politicians--United States   Politics, Practical   Politics, Practical--United States   Presidents--United States   Republican National Committee (U.S.)   Republican National Convention (27th : 1960 : Chicago, Ill.)   Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )   Riots--United States--History--20th century   United States--Politics and government   United States. Congress. House   United States. Congress. Senate.   United States. Dept. of State   Vietnam War, 1961-1975   World War, 1939-1945.   Wyatt, Wilson W. (Wilson Watkins), 1905-1996  

Restriction: 
No Restrictions
Number of Interviews: 
53

 
 Interviewee(s)
 Accession Number
 Date
 Interviewer
 Access
 Restrictions
Albert "Al" Gore, Sr.  
1974oh003_tmor001  
1974-03-20
William J. Marshall

No restrictions
Barry Bingham, Sr.  
1974oh007_tmor003  
1974-04-29
William D. Belt

No restrictions
Margaret H. Cruse  
1974oh009_tmor005  
1974-06-04
William J. Marshall

No restrictions
James R. Collins  
1974oh011_tmor006  
1974-07-22
Charles Atcher

No restrictions
A.B. "Happy" Chandler  
1974oh012_tmor007  
1974-07-29
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Ralph A. Homan  
1974oh013_tmor008  
1974-08-06
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Tim Lee Carter  
1974oh014_tmor009  
1974-08-19
William J. Marshall

No restrictions
Kenneth H. Tuggle  
1974oh015_tmor010  
1974-08-19
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Albert Bush Brooke  
1974oh016_tmor011  
1974-08-20
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
William H. Natcher  
1974oh017_tmor012  
1974-08-20
William J. Marshall

No restrictions
M. Gene Snyder  
1974oh018_tmor013  
1974-08-20
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Carl D. Perkins  
1974oh019_tmor014  
1974-08-21
William J. Marshall

No restrictions
Rose R. Blakely  
1974oh020_tmor015  
1974-08-21
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Ralph H. Logan  
1974oh022_tmor017  
1975-09-24
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Alex P. Humphrey  
1974oh023_tmor018  
1974-09-24
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Robert L. Riggs  
1974oh024_tmor019  
1974-10-01
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Ben H. Brown  
1974oh025_tmor020  
1974-10-01
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Thruston Ballard Morton, 1907-1982  
1974oh027_tmor022  
1974-10-01
Charles Atcher

No restrictions
Thruston Ballard Morton, 1907-1982  
1974oh028_tmor023  
1974-10-02
Charles Atcher

No restrictions
Thruston Ballard Morton, 1907-1982  
1974oh032_tmor025  
1974-10-14
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Thruston Ballard Morton, 1907-1982  
1974oh033_tmor026  
1974-10-15
William J. Marshall

No restrictions
W. Henderson Dysard  
1974oh036_tmor028  
1974-11-12
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
John H. Kerr, Jr.  
1974oh038_tmor029  
1974-12-03
William J. Marshall

No restrictions
Earle C. Clements  
1975oh004_tmor030  
1975-01-15
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Hugh Scott  
1975oh005_tmor031  
1975-01-15
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Caleb Boggs  
1975oh006_tmor032  
1975-01-16
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
George Smathers  
1975oh007_tmor033  
1975-01-25
Charles C. Hay

No restrictions
Lawrence "Larry" E. Forgy, Jr.  
1975oh008_tmor034  
1975-02-02
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Marlow Cook  
1975oh012_tmor036  
1975-03-18
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
John Tower  
1975oh013_tmor037  
1975-03-18
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Thruston B. Morton, Jr.  
1975oh016_tmor038  
1975-03-24
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Jane Morton Norton  
1975oh017_tmor039  
1975-03-24
Charles Atcher

No restrictions
Belle Clay Morton  
1975oh019_tmor040  
1975-05-28
Charles Atcher

No restrictions
Clay Morton  
1975oh020_tmor041  
1975-05-28
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Russell Long  
1975oh034_tmor042  
1975-11-12
William Cooper

No restrictions
Rogers C. B. Morton  
1976oh003_tmor043  
1976-01-13
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Charles Farnsley  
1976oh021_tmor044  
1976-03-11
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Leverett Saltonstall  
1976oh050_tmor049  
1976-05-26
William Cooper

No restrictions
Thruston Ballard Morton, 1907-1982  
1977oh072_tmor052  
1977-10-12
Terry L. Birdwhistell

No restrictions
Barry M. Goldwater  
1979oh154_tmor053  
1979-05-14
William Cooper

No restrictions

  

  

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