Hall of Distinguished Alumni
Julian Morton Carroll
in McCracken County, Ky., on April 16, 1931. Attorney. Governor of Kentucky.
University of Kentucky, A.B., 1954; LL.B., 1956.
to a full four-year term as Governor in 1975, he had already served a year in
the office, moving over from the office of Lieutenant Governor to which he had
been elected in 1971.
1962, he won his first political race as representative to the Kentucky General
Assembly from his native McCracken County. He served five terms in the House,
and in 1968, in his fourth term, was elected Speaker of the House.
attended Paducah Junior College after graduating from Heath High School, where
he was student body President and class Salutatorian. While at UK he supported
his education by working with the Fayette County Agriculture Stabilization and
Conservation Office. He served in the U. S. Air Force, and following separation,
he returned to Paducah to open a law firm.
was charter President of the Paducah Optimist Club in 1962 and continued his
membership in the Optimists. He also was a Jaycee. An active lay minister, in
1966 he was named moderator of the Kentucky Synod of the Presbyterian Church,
which includes all Cumberland Presbyterian Churches in the state. He also was
a member of the Judiciary Board of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian
has received honorary degrees from UK, Morehead, Murray and Eastern State universities
in Kentucky, and from Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee. He
was a member of Hiram Lodge #4, F & AM, Frankfort; a York Rite Mason, and
a member of the Rizpah Shrine Temple, Madisonville.
has served as Chairman of the Natural Resources and Environmental Management
Committee of the National Governors' Conference and was on the Technology Committee
of the same organization. He also served as Chairman of the Natural Resources
and Environmental Management Committee of the Southern Governors' Conference.
He was Chairman of the National Conference of Lieutenant Governors.
was the Commonwealth's employees' Co-Chairman of the Appalachian Regional Commission.
During his first General Assembly session as Governor, his program as enacted
by the legislative body included programs in the areas of economic development,
consumer protection, senior citizens, crime prevention, improvement of government
employees' salary and working conditions, education, natural resources and environmental
protection, plus a number of others.
Julian Norton Carroll was named
to the Hall of Distinguished Alumni on April 7, 1975.