By Lowell Harrison

Compiled and edited by way of Lowell H. Harrison, the essays in Kentucky's Governors profile each leader govt of the Bluegrass nation from eighteenth-century governor Isaac Shelby to Ernie Fletcher.

First released in 1985, this variation of Kentucky's Governors is improved and revised to incorporate governors Wilkinson, Jones, Patton, and Fletcher, in addition to new info on revered figures reminiscent of Louie B. Nunn.

An creation via Kentucky's historian laureate, Thomas D. Clark, offers key insights into successive governors' evolving constitutional powers and their altering roles in political debates and coverage formation. Following Clark's evaluate, every one bankruptcy offers major biographical info whereas detailing the crusade, election, achievements, strengths, and weaknesses of every governor.

To relief in extra learn, every one contributor lists a number of steered resources, either fundamental and secondary, for extra research into the lives and careers of Kentucky's leaders. a radical index can be incorporated to facilitate reference inside this up-to-date and revised version.

The profiles in Kentucky's Governors provide insights into every one leader's engagements with monetary improvement, schooling, agriculture, and taxes, concerns that experience helped outline 200 years of historical past within the Bluegrass State.

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