Richard C. Smoot
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This interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral History of Appalachia. Following a brief autobiographical sketch, Mr. Ratcliff discusses: his beginning involvement with the republican Party; county offices held and their duties; work with various party leaders; relations with the local Democrats; the method of delegate selection in Kentucky; feelings toward the 1980 Republican Convention; the role of religion in Eastern Kentucky politics; his work to re-elect Louie Nunn as governor in 1979; future growth for the party; and his forecast of the November election (briefly discussing Ronald Reagan).
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-223.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-223, Huntington, WV.