John Mercer interview

Interviewee

John A. Mercer

Interviewer

Bob Brown

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Description

Mercer describes his early experiences in the Montana House and fellow legislators including Dave Brown, Francis Bardanouve, Jack Ramirez, John Vincent, Hal Harper, Bob Thoft, John Harp, Fred Thomas, and Fred Van Valkenburg. He talks about his leadership philosophy as Speaker and the role of the Republicans in the Montana Legislature during the nineties. He also discusses governors Ted Schwinden, Marc Racicot, Stan Stephens, Judy Martz, and Brian Schweitzer.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Bardanouve, Francis, 1917-2002; Brown, Dave, 1948-; Harp, John G., 1952-; Harper, Hal, 1948-; Mercer, John A., 1957-; Martz, Judy; Mercer, John A., 1957-; Racicot, Marc; Ramirez, Jack, 1939-; Schweitzer, Brian, 1955-; Schwinden, Ted; Stephens, Stan; Thoft, Bob, 1929-; Thomas, Fred, 1958-; Van Valkenburg, Fred R.; Vincent, John C., 1942-; Montana. Legislature; Montana. Legislature. House of Representatives; Montana. Legislature. House of Representatives; Republican Party Montana; Republican Party U.S. : 1854-; Ex-legislators; Governors

Original Date

4-2-2010

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

OH396-65

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound disc (89 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (30 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

89 minutes

Local Filename

oh396_65.mp3; OH396-65.pdf

John Mercer interview
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