Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Earle C. Clements, October 31, 1974

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:01 - Education

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Partial Transcript: This interview is with former senator Earle C. Clements.

Segment Synopsis: Clements discusses his decision to attend college during a time when relatively few people did. He the talks about his educational background and his regret that he did not choose to study law.

Keywords: Agriculture; Colleges; Education; Law; Morganfield (Ky.); Morganfield High School; Senators; Universities; University of Kentucky

Subjects: Agriculture; Education; High schools; Law; Morganfield (Ky.); University of Kentucky

00:08:35 - Military service

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Partial Transcript: July, I made up my mind that I was going to enlist in the army.

Segment Synopsis: Clements talks about his time in the United States Army, as well as his experience in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of Kentucky. Clements then discusses his time as a Second Lieutenant at Camp Taylor in Louisville (Ky.). Clements also discusses how love of his country led him to serve in the military.

Keywords: 336th Infantry Regiment; Camp Taylor (Ky.); Enlistment; Fort Benjamin Harrison (Ind.); Lawrence Township (Ind.); Lieutenants; Manual of Arms; National Guard; Officers Training School; Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC); Sergeants; Snow; United States Army

Subjects: Cincinnati (Ohio); Fort Benjamin Harrison (Ind.); Henderson (Ky.); McClure, John T.; National guard; Snow; United States. Army.; University of Kentucky; Washington (D.C.)

00:29:23 - Time in Chicago at the Lewis Institute

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Partial Transcript: But, uh, I was, uh--do you want me to tell where I went from the--

Segment Synopsis: Clements talks about his time working at the Lewis Institute, a polytechnic school which is now part of the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Keywords: Armour Institute; Illinois Institute of Technology; Lewis Institute; Mess sergeants; Murray State University; University of Michigan

Subjects: Chicago (Ill.); Lewis Institute of Arts and Sciences; Murray State University; University of Michigan