Member of the League of Women Voters, Montana Constitutional Convention delegate, and Montana legislator for five terms 1980-2000). Eck explains the events that guided her interests in politics, her eventual membership and presidency of the Montana League of Women Voters, and discusses issues backed by that organization. She discusses her experience in the Montana Senate, 1980-2000, and describes former political leaders such as Mike Mansfield, Lee Metcalf, Arnold Olsen, and various influential legislators. At the end of the interview, she gives a detailed account of her participation in the Montana Constitutional Convention of 1972.
Eck, Dorothy, 1924-; Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001; Metcalf, Lee, 1911-1978; Olsen, Arnold, 1916-1990; Montana. Legislature. Senate; Montana. Constitutional Convention 1971-1972; League of Women Voters of Montana; Constitutional conventions; Women; Women legislators; Women political activists
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 disc (96 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (32 p. : 28 cm.)
Eck, Dorothy, "Dorothy Eck interview" (2007). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH396-50.