Bob Marks interview

Interviewee

Robert L. Marks

Interviewer

Bob Brown

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Description

Interviewed by Bob Brown on January 11, 2008. Marks of Helena, Montana, describes how he became interested in politics at a young age and his affiliation with the Republican Party. He contrasts his campaign for election to the House of Representatives with today's methods and he describes his first impressions of the legislature and of influential politicians. He discusses territorial integrity, coal mining, the influence of the Anaconda Company and Montana Power Company, and his relationship with various lobbyists. Marks ends by providing his impressions of various Governors Judge, Anderson, Stephens, and Schwinden, and their administrations and the future of Montana. Marks is former state legislator of Jefferson County, 1969-1989, and former Speaker of the House.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Anaconda Company; Montana Power Company; Legislators; Elections; Sales tax

Original Date

1-11-2008

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

OH396-53

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (84 min.) : digital, WAV file (428 Mb), + 1 transcript (31 p. ; 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

84 minutes

Local Filename

oh396_53.mp3; OH396-53.pdf

Bob Marks interview
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