The latest edition of Saving Stories on WUKY features one of the Nunn Center’s interviews with long-time Kentucky Legislator Senator Walter Baker. In this episode, Senator Baker’s offers very interesting insights into a time in the Kentucky Legislature when bipartisanship was more of a reality for Kentucky legislators and offers advice to future legislators. Senator Baker was was a Republican in the Senate from 1972 until 1981 and again from 1989 to 1996. Previously he served in the House from 1968 until 1970.
Senator Baker’s two oral history interviews (both of which are currently online in their entirety) were conducted as part of the Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project and detail his career, family, his experiences at Harvard, as well as early experiences interning for Senator Thruston Morton. Other topics include Baker’s philosophy on politics, campaigning and an overview of several Kentucky governors.