William H. Hardin
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This interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral Hisotry of Appalachia. James Kee was the son of two Congressmen (John Kee and Elizabeth Kee) and was a member of Congress himself. He discussed his mother in depth, including how she helped her husband in his congressional work, and her attitudes towards oil imports in the 1950's. He then discussed his childhood, education, early jobs, his role as assistant to the cleerk of the House, the workings of Congress and his attitudes towards the changes in Congress over the past forty years. He also discussed World War I and his service in the Air Force (Including a brief seciton on the atomic bombings), his employment experiences, his family, news media, politics, Ambassador Eddie Roddin, working is Uruguay and the political situation in South America, President Harry Truman and other U.S. Presidents, and his role with the Housing Authority.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-217.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-217, Huntington, WV.