Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – Politics and Government
Series Number: OH171
Interviewee: McCuiston, Pat M.
Interviewer: James W. Hammack Jr.
Date interviewed: July 31, 1974
Processed by: Processed by Benjamin J. Drake in April of 2012.
Date processed: April 18, 2012
Description: 2 sound discs (107 minutes)
Abstract: Pat M. McCuiston discusses Kentucky politics of the early 1970s. He begins with a short biography of his life and career prior to entering the Kentucky State Senate in 1968. He describes the economic makeup of his district and county redistricting in 1970. He reflects upon the major issues facing the 1974 Legislative Session, including the “No-Fault Insurance Bill” and “Multi-Bank Holding Companies”. He further describes the debate surrounding establishment of a Veterinary School at either Murray State University or the University of Kentucky. The interview concludes with McCuiston’s opinions on Governor Wendell H. Ford, western Kentucky coal and Democrat verses Republican ideologies in the State of Kentucky.
Biographical / Historical note: Pat M. McCuiston was born in Calloway County, Kentucky to a tenant farmer. In 1939, his family moved to Christian County. After graduating college he taught at Pembroke, Kentucky and later worked for Thomas Industries at Hopkinsville before finally entering into the business of banking. He was elected to the Kentucky State Senate from the Third District in 1968 and served until 1991.
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