Interviewed by Bob Brown on May 26, 2006. Judge describes how he became interested in politics as a young man and his eventual election to the legislature. He describes the influence of the Anaconda Company and the Montana Power Company, coal development, the Federal Strip Mine Reclamation Act, and the Constitutional Convention. He explains his relationships with governors and legislators including Forrest Anderson, Tim Babcock, Ted Schwinden, Metcalf, Melcher, and Mansfield. He ends by giving his opinion on the outlook for Montana. Judge was a Montana Governor from 1972 to 1980.
Anaconda Company; Montana Power Company; Legislators; Energy development
Bob Brown Oral History Project OH-396, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound file : digital, WAV file, + 1 transcript (29 p. ; 28 cm.)
Judge, Thomas L., "Thomas Judge interview" (2006). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH396-48.