University of Kentucky Libraries: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Earle C. Clements Oral History Project

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Earle C. Clements (1896--1985), born in Morganfield, was a United States congressman (1944--1947), governor of Kentucky (1947--1950), and a United States senator (1950--1956). He served as the Senate Democratic whip in 1953 and as acting majority leader in 1955. Clements was a close personal friend of Lyndon B. Johnson in the Senate, and in this project, his associates and staff members discuss his life and career. The complete collection record can be accessed on SPOKEdb, the Nunn Center's online collection catalog: <a href="http://kentuckyoralhistory.org/series/18788/earle-c-clements-oral-histor...