I am by now well-established as a world authority on US state governors. I think it’s time to mention a couple of Kentucky’s finest.
Lazarus W. Powell
Happy Chandler who defeated Republican nominee King Swope, and won a 2nd term in 1955 with the slogan “Be like your Pappy and vote for Happy”.
I'd also like to squeeze in a special mention for another Kentucky politician, Marvel Mills Logan.