Bill Norman interview

Interviewee

William James Norman

Interviewer

Bob Brown

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Description

Interviewed by Bob Brown on May 26, 2006. Norman recalls growing up in Minnesota and the earliest political influences that led him to become a Democrat. He credits his first political interest and activity with interest in Minnesotan Gene McCarthy, a U.S. senator. He discusses the legislature and provides stories about his dealings with other former governors and legislators including Dorothy Bradley, Thomas Towe, Luke McKeon, Jim Murray (lobbyist), Forrest Anderson, Tom Judge, Ted Schwinden, and Stan Stephens. He offers his perspective on issues such as coal development, the coal tax, abortion and the future of Montana. Bill Norman was a Montana legislator from 1970-1990.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Legislators; Energy development; Tax assessment

Original Date

5-26-2006

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

OH396-47

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (86 min.) : digital, WAV file (435 Mb), + 1 transcript (32 p. ; 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

86 minutes

Local Filename

oh396_47.mp3; OH396-47.pdf

Bill Norman interview
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