Interviewed by Bob Brown on April 29, 2005. The couple discusses their families' backgrounds in Montana politics and their own evolving political awareness and activity. Both give impressions of governors and legislators in Montana, as well as the role of the Anaconda Company in state politics. Louise talks extensively about the activities of her late husband, Wellington Rankin, attorney general, state Supreme Court justice, and brother of Jeanette Rankin. Mr. Galt is a state senator, president of state senate, and Republican national committeeman. Mrs. Galt is a young county attorney in Fergus County, active in Republican politics, and widow of Wellington Rankin.
Rankin, Wellington Duncan, 1884-1966; Anaconda Company; Legislation; Legislators; Governors
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 (81 min.) : digital, WAV file (413 Mb), + 1 transcript (38 p. ; 28 cm.)
Galt, Louise R. and Galt, Jack, "Jack Galt and Louise Galt interview" (2005). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH396-37.