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In OH64-208, Senator John Sherman Cooper discusses his childhood, his education, community life, his political career, his legal career as a circuit judge, running for governor of Kentucky, his military career during World War II, the Marshall Plan, Congress, NATO, the United Nations, Communism, the Vietnam War, and serving as Ambassador to East Germany. He also discusses various political figures including Alban Barkley, Happy Chandler, chief Justice Frederick Vinson, Harry Truman, Joseph McCarthy, Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy (and his assassination), and Barry Goldwater.

In OH64-208A, Cooper discusses the Vietnam War in depth. The interview also includes sections on President Eisenhower, World War II, President Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis, President Johnson, senator Fulbright and other member of Congress, and President Nixon.

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Vietnam War, national politics


Appalachian Studies | Oral History | Social History

Library of Congress Subjects

Cooper, John Sherman 1901-1991 -- Autobiography., Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969., Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973., Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994., Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963., Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Oral histories., Chandler, Happy 1898-1991., McCarthy, Joseph 1908-1957., Politics -- Kentucky -- Oral histories., Politics and government -- Oral histories., Marshall Plan -- Oral histories., North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Oral histories., Communism -- Oral histories., United Nations -- Oral histories.


Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-208.


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Oral History Interview: John Sherman Cooper