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The Public Papers of Governor Louie B. Nunn

The Public Papers of Governor Louie B. Nunn: 1967--1971

Robert F. Sexton Editor
Lewis Bellardo Associate Editor
Copyright Date: 1975
Pages: 642
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    The Public Papers of Governor Louie B. Nunn
    Book Description:

    During the 1960s, a number of Kentuckians recognized the need to collect and disseminate the official record of the governors of the Commonwealth. Their efforts culminated in the creation of the Kentucky Advisory Commission on Public Documents, which recommended the publication of this series.

    This volume is designed to provide a convenient record of the Nunn administration. It is a selective collection of documents emanating from Governor Nunn's office, consisting mainly of public addresses which best reflect the concerns of that administration. Included in this volume is an appendix that provides a complete listing of speeches delivered by Governor Nunn during his four-year term of office.

    eISBN: 978-0-8131-6408-3
    Subjects: Language & Literature, History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-v)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vi-xviii)
    (pp. xix-xxiv)
    (pp. 1-4)

    Louie Broady Nunn, the forty-ninth governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, was born March 8, 1924, at Park, Barren County, Kentucky, the fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. Waller H. Nunn, farmers and merchants. Louie Nunn was married to Beula Cornelius Aspley on October 12, 1950. They are the parents of two children, Jennie Lou and Stephen Roberts.

    Nunn graduated from Hiseville High School and attended Bowling Green Business University before World War II. Following his military service in the infantry and air force (1943–1945) he attended the University of Cincinnati; he then entered the University of Louisville School...

    (pp. 5-12)

    Since June 4, 1792, the day on which Isaac Shelby took the oath as Kentucky’s first Governor, less than half a hundred men have been so highly honored.¹ Six of these men are living and three of them sit upon this platform.² I am certain that each of them would agree that the moment when one becomes First Magistrate of this Commonwealth is a moment of high emotion. Pride and humility are strangely intermixed. The elation of political victory is tempered by the certain knowledge of public responsibility.

    The stalwart column of my predecessors passes in review. Each in his...

    (pp. 13-94)

    Before proceeding with my message, let me congratulate you, members of the General Assembly, on your successful efforts in winning the opportunity to serve your fellow man. The citizens of the Commonwealth have selected you, as they have me, to be their servants and not their masters. No other General Assembly, in the history of Kentucky, has been faced with so heavy a burden for sane, sound, responsible leadership.

    In obedience to the mandates of the Constitution of this Commonwealth, it is my duty as the Chief Executive to appear before you, the General Assembly, and to report on the...

    (pp. 95-566)

    Ladies and gentlemen, I want to be frank with you. I know that what we do in the next three months will be exceedingly important to the future of the people of Kentucky, as well as to the future of you and me. So it is extremely important that we know and understand each other, that I know your problems and desires, that you know mine, and that together we serve the Commonwealth in common purpose.

    For myself, I have only one mission, and that is to administer the affairs of Kentucky as wisely and efficiently as it is within...

    (pp. 567-570)

    As history is recorded today, we should not allow it to pass without thoughtful appreciation of its full magnificence.¹ This is a day of triumph, for one chosen to lead our Commonwealth. But greater than personal triumph, this is a day of victory for our representative form of government. The choice has been made by free Kentuckians, free Americans, made by advocates and defenders of the greatest form of government yet devised by man. In a government of free people periodic change in leadership is both essential and desirable so long as the interest of all the people is kept...

  9. APPENDIX 1 The Nunn Administration
    (pp. 573-578)
  10. APPENDIX 2 Speeches of Governor Nunn
    (pp. 579-604)
  11. INDEX
    (pp. 605-616)