Subjects:Huddleston, Walter D. (Walter Darlington), 1926-, United States. Congress. Senate., University of Kentucky--Basketball, Radio broadcasting of sports, Politics and government, Elizabethtown (Ky.), Politicians
Walter Darlington ("Dee") Huddleston, a Democrat, served in the United States Senate (1973-1985) and the Kentucky Senate (1965-1972). Prior to his career in public service, he was a sportscaster and broadcasting executive. In these interviews, Huddleston discusses his life and work, including his family and childhood; his service in World War II; his experiences with University of Kentucky coaches Adolph Rupp and "Bear" Bryant; the radio station he managed in Elizabethtown, Kentucky; his political campaigns; the issues he faced as a senator, including redistricting, the Equal Rights Amendment, and the role of intelligence agencies; and his opinions of fellow politicians such as Wendell Ford, Louie B. Nunn, and John Y. Brown Jr. The complete collection record can be accessed on SPOKEdb, the Nunn Center's online collection catalog: <a href="http://kentuckyoralhistory.org/series/18963/walter-d-huddleston-oral-his...