Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994

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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...

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Rogers C. B. Morton (1914--1979), born in Louisville, was the brother of United States Senator Thruston B. Morton. He moved to Maryland's Eastern Shore in 1952 and was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1962. Morton served as chairman of the Republican National...

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This project focuses on the religious issues of the presidential election of 1960, specifically in Kentucky. Due to the spirit of anti-Catholicism as a result of the Ku Klux Klan's influence, John F. Kennedy lost the support of Kentucky. Interviewees, consisting of journalists, politicians, and...

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John Sherman Cooper (1901--1991), born in Somerset, Kentucky, 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...

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