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Kentucky's Governors, updated edition

Compiled and edited by Lowell H. Harrison, the essays in Kentucky's Governors profile every chief executive of the Bluegrass State from eighteenth-century governor Isaac Shelby to Ernie Fletcher.

First published in 1985, this edition of Kentucky's Governors is expanded and revised to include governors Wilkinson, Jones, Patton, and Fletcher, as well as new information on respected figures such as Louie B. Nunn.

An introduction by Kentucky's historian laureate, Thomas D. Clark, provides key insights into successive governors' evolving constitutional powers and their changing roles in political debates and policy formation. Following Clark's overview, each chapter presents significant biographical information while detailing the campaign, election, achievements, strengths, and weaknesses of each governor.

To aid in further research, each contributor lists several suggested sources, both primary and secondary, for additional investigation into the lives and careers of Kentucky's leaders. A thorough index is also included to facilitate reference within this updated and revised edition.

The profiles in Kentucky's Governors give insights into each leader's engagements with economic development, education, agriculture, and taxes, issues that have helped define two hundred years of history in the Bluegrass State.

About the Author

Lowell H. Harrison, professor emeritus of history at Western Kentucky University, is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Lincoln of Kentucky and The Antislavery Movement in Kentucky.

Reviews

"Provides informative and scholarly sketchescould serve as a good model for similar volumes about officials of other states."—Journal of American History

"Provides concise accounts of the lives of each governor [and] insights into the governors' evolving constitutional powers and their changing roles in political debates and policy information."—Kentucky Monthly

"One of the standard reference works on the commonwealth's history."—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

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Other Titles by Lowell H. Harrison

Kentucky's Road to Statehood

Lowell H. Harrison
Dec 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback
$50.00 USD - Electronic book text

The Antislavery Movement in Kentucky

Lowell H. Harrison
Dec 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$35.00 USD - Electronic book text

Western Kentucky University

Lowell H. Harrison
Dec 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Hardback
$45.00 USD - Electronic book text

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Alexander Gumberg and Soviet-American Relations

James K. Libbey
Mar 2025 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$40.00 USD - Electronic book text

Free-Market Socialists

Joseph Malherek
May 2022 - Central European University Press
$95.00 USD - Hardback

Washington's Iron Butterfly

Donald Ritchie, Donald A. Ritchie, Terry L. Birdwhistell, Terry Birdwhistell, foreword by Richard N. Smith, Richard Norton Smith
Jan 2022 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Hardback
$35.00 USD - Electronic book text
$35.00 USD - Electronic book text