Interviewed by Bob Brown on September 28, 2005. Fjare begins by describing how he became interested in politics. He explains how the Anaconda Company's support helped him get elected to the U.S. Congress in 1954. Later he describes how the Anaconda Company's intense oversight and pressure led him to break off the relationship. Fjare discusses his relationships with Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, and Ford. He describes his involvement with the Yellowtail Dam project and other major issues during his time in Congress. Orvin Fjare is a former Montana Congressman.
Anaconda Company; Legislators
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 file (37 min.) : digital, WAV file (189 Mb), + 1 transcript (12 p. ; 28 cm.)
Fjare, Orvin Benonie, "Orvin Fjare interview" (2005). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH396-36.