Richard C. Smoot
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This interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral History of Appalachia. At the time of the interview, Mr. Gearhart was a County Attorney for Boyd County, Kentucky. The interview begins with an autobiographical discussion, including life in Floyd County during the Great Depression and early school. Mr. Gearhart also discusses: Lee's Junior college; Marshall University (then College) and some of his professors there; Duke University law school; opening a law practice; election to County Attorney in 1953; his most important series of cases; work with other lawyers, and relations and acquaintances with the Republican and Democratic parties.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-213.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-213, Huntington, WV.