Harry M. Caudill, 68, a retired lawyer and state...

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December 01, 1990

Harry M. Caudill, 68, a retired lawyer and state legislator whose 1963 expose of Appalachia's social and environmental problems, "Night Comes to the Cumberlands," helped inspire President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty in the 1960s, killed himself Thursday in Pikeville, Ky. Mr. Caudill taught Appalachian history for eight years at the University of Kentucky until 1985.

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