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Louie B. Nunn’s inauguration, 1967

Posted on December 8, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Louie B. Nunn, right, took the oath of office of governor of Kentukcy in ceremonies at Frankfort December 12, 1967. At left, administering the oath, is Judge Samuel Stanfield of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Facing the camera near thejudge is the new governor's daughter, Jennie Lou, 15. Mrs. Nunn, Kentucky's new First Lady, is hidden from view behind Governor Nunn's arm. His election in 1967 made him the first Republican to hold that office since the end of Simeon Willis' term in 1947, and the last to hold the position until the election of Ernie Fletcher in 2003. Tuesday marks the public inaguration of Matt Bevins, the first Republican Governor, since Ernie Fletcher. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Louie B. Nunn, right, took the oath of office as he was sworn in as Kentucky’s governor on Dec. 12, 1967, in Frankfort. Administering the oath was Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Samuel Stanfield. Between them was the new governor’s daughter, Jennie Lou, 15. Nunn’s wife, Beula, Kentucky’s new first lady, was hidden from view behind the governor’s arm. Nunn’s election in 1967 made him the first Republican to hold that office since the end of Simeon Willis’ term in 1947, and he was the last Republican to hold the office until Ernie Fletcher was elected in 2003. Tuesday is the inauguration of Matt Bevins, the first Republican governor since Fletcher. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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