Governor Earle C. Clements Records
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives Frankfort, KY 40601-0537 USA
Collection is open for research.
Governor Earle C. Clements Records, 1947-1950, Ky-Ar1206, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort.
0.2 cubic ft.
Governor Earle C. Clements served in office from 1947-1950 as a Democratic Party affiliate. Originally from Union County, KY, Clements continued to reside in that county. His profession was a Public Servant. Governor Earle C. Clements successfully advocated development of state parks, road construction, and industrialization. His administration also established the Legislative Research Commission and a professional state police department. Clements resigned in 1950 to run for the U.S. Senate.
These are drafts of speeches that may or may not have been given in this form. They were accessioned from a collection of papers offered to KDLA by the Frankfort law offices of Joseph Leary. Mr. Leary was extensively involved in the political history of the state, as an advisor and speech writer for prominent public figures, including several governors.
Also includes drafts of speeches made during the primary and general election campaigns.
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