Orvin Fjare interview

Interviewee

Orvin Benonie Fjare

Interviewer

Bob Brown

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Description

Interviewed by Bob Brown on September 28, 2005. Fjare begins by describing how he became interested in politics. He explains how the Anaconda Company's support helped him get elected to the U.S. Congress in 1954. Later he describes how the Anaconda Company's intense oversight and pressure led him to break off the relationship. Fjare discusses his relationships with Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, and Ford. He describes his involvement with the Yellowtail Dam project and other major issues during his time in Congress. Orvin Fjare is a former Montana Congressman.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Anaconda Company; Legislators

Original Date

9-28-2005

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Bob Brown Oral History Project OH-396, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH396-36

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (37 min.) : digital, WAV file (189 Mb), + 1 transcript (12 p. ; 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

37 minutes

Local Filename

oh396_36.mp3; OH396-36.pdf

Orvin Fjare interview
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