Eugene C. Tidball interview

Interviewee

Eugene C. Tidball

Interviewer

Bob Brown

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Description

Interviewed by Bob Brown on October 1, 2005. Raised in Billings, Montana, Tidball attended The University of Montana from 1949-1955, graduating with degrees in business and law. He first discusses his work as the first director of the Montana Legislative Council, which attempted to make the legislative process more modern, functional and efficient. From there, he assesses legislators who stood out to him. Tidball began working as a lawyer and sometime-lobbyist for the Anaconda Company in 1965. He describes other Anaconda lawyers, lobbyists, and key company players, as well as lobbying strategies including the use of a hospitality room). He finishes by describing some reasons for the waning power and influence of the company in the '70s; the sale of the company to Atlantic Richfield Co.; and the closing of the mine. Eugene C. Tidball is the first director of the Montana Legislative Council, 1960s and lawyer and lobbyist for the Anaconda Company.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Atlantic Richfield Co.; Anaconda Company; Legislators; Lawyers

Original Date

10-1-2005

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

OH396-33

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (72 min.) : digital, WAV file (366 Mb), + 1 transcript (24 p. ; 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

72 minutes

Local Filename

oh396_33.mp3; OH396-33.pdf

Eugene C. Tidball interview
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