Governor Lawrence Wetherby Records
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives Frankfort, KY 40601-0537 USA
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Governor Lawrence Wetherby Records, 1950-1955, Ky-Ar1207, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort.
2 cubic ft.
Governor Lawrence Wetherby served in office from 1950-1955 as a Democratic Party affiliate. Originally from Jefferson County, KY, Wetherby continued to reside in that county. His occupations included a Lawyer and Judge. Lawrence Wetherby succeeded to office upon Clements' resignation, then was elected to a full term. Governor Wetherby supported and desegregated public schools, began the Bookmobile program, encouraged tourism, built hospitals, and created the Department of Mental Health. His administration also passed a "sin tax" to raise revenues.
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