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0:36 - Clements

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Partial Transcript: Ms. Miller, when did you first come to work for Governor Clements?

Segment Synopsis: Miller discusses becoming a secretary during Clements' campaign and then during the administration.

Keywords: Frankfort, Kentucky

Subjects: Clements, Earle C. (Earle Chester), 1896-1985 Governors--Kentucky Political campaigns

17:58 - 1955 Primary campaign

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Partial Transcript: Did you first get to know Judge Combs because of his selection by Clements?

Segment Synopsis: Miller discusses the 1955 primary campaign and how she thinks Combs was not at full health having just had surgery.

Keywords: Clements, Earle

Subjects: Chandler, Happy, 1898-1991 Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991 Democratic party (Ky.) Kentucky. Court of Appeals Political campaigns Sales tax

32:23 - 1959 Campaign

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Partial Transcript: I think I was probably a little bit surprised.

Segment Synopsis: Miller discusses Combs' run for governor in 1959. She talks about the merger with Wyatt and campaign funds.

Keywords: Chandler, Happy; Combs, Bert; Ward, Henry; Waterfield, Harry Lee

Subjects: Campaign funds Campaign management Democratic party (Ky.) Political advisors Political campaigns Wyatt, Wilson W. (Wilson Watkins), 1905-1996

49:49 - Combs administration

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Partial Transcript: How did you learn about the opportunity that occurred?

Segment Synopsis: Miller says that most of the campaign staff transferred into the administration. She also discusses a shift in Combs' and Clements' relationship.

Keywords: Chandler, Happy; Clements, Earle; Combs, Bert; Truck deal; Watts, John

Subjects: Campaign management Governors--Kentucky Sales tax--Law and legislation

75:12 - Relationship with press

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Partial Transcript: Do you think that the Courier Journal occupied a monopolistic position in terms of size in the shape?

Segment Synopsis: Miller says that Combs tried to be open with the press so the press liked him. She says that Clements had a bad relationship with the press.

Keywords: Clements, Earle; Combs, Bert; Courier Journal

Subjects: Governors--Kentucky Newspapers

83:48 - Accomplishments

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Partial Transcript: Are there any things that stand out in your mind that might be classified as major achievements of the administration?

Segment Synopsis: Miller says that she feels there were many accomplishments in the Combs' administration such as funding for education, roads, and state parks.

Keywords: Combs, Bert

Subjects: Breathitt, Edward T., 1924-2003 Education--Kentucky--Finance Governors--Kentucky Roads--Construction Sales tax--Law and legislation State parks Toll roads

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