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0:38 - Job

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Partial Transcript: Mr. Gattis, how long have you known Judge Combs?

Segment Synopsis: Gattis talks about working for Governor Combs as Commissioner of Personnel. He would recommend people for positions.

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Subjects: Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991 Governors--Kentucky Kentucky--Politics and government

7:00 - Law

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Partial Transcript: What was your first impression of Governor Combs?

Segment Synopsis: Gattis discusses the laws around his job. He talks about how the different Governors interacted with him.

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Subjects: Breathitt, Edward T., 1924-2003 Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991 Governors--Kentucky

24:15 - Procedure

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Partial Transcript: There were during the Combs period, three, what I guess would be called major elections.

Segment Synopsis: Gattis talks about implementing the merit system and the new procedure on how to hire people.

Keywords: Merit system

Subjects: Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991 Governors--Kentucky Kentucky--Politics and government

39:30 - Civil rights

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Partial Transcript: During this period of time, which civil rights was becoming more and more an issue across the country, were there any events or circumstances in personnel that would have some relationship to this issue.

Segment Synopsis: Gattis says that Combs made a point of hiring minorities and encouraging African American students to study math.

Keywords: Affirmative action; Franks; Hill, Carl

Subjects: Civil rights Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991 Education--Kentucky Kentucky--Politics and government

49:18 - Bert Combs

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Partial Transcript: Are there any general observations or feelings about Governor Combs?

Segment Synopsis: Gattis says that he always liked Combs including as Governor. He had a way with people and crowds during political rallies.

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Subjects: Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991 Elections Governors--Kentucky

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