Daughter of Gov. Breathitt Joins 50th Anniversary March on Frankfort

Mar 5, 2014

Linda K. Breathitt, Commissioner, Kentucky Public Service Commission
Credit psc.ky.gov

Kentucky Public Service Commissioner Linda Breathitt's father, the late Governor Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt, was newly in office for the 1964 March on Frankfort that was celebrated in a 50th Anniversary March today (March 5). Kate Lochte speaks with her about that time and today's march, 50 years later.

1964 March on Frankfort
Credit kchr.ky.gov / Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

Kentucky Public Service Commissioner Linda Breathitt's father, the late Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt was a Hopkinsville native who served as Kentucky's governor from 1963 to 1967 after serving three terms in the Kentucky General Assembly. He passed away at age 78 in 2003 - after collapsing while giving a speech at a UK Lexington Community College event.