Interviewed by Bob Brown on May 4, 2005. Anderson discusses his involvement in state politics and his relationship with other state politicians, beginning with recollections of his father's political career before turning to his first congressional session in 1947. Anderson also discusses some of the key issues during his terms in office including the Yellowtail Dam controversy, gambling regulation, Anaconda Company and Montana Power Company political dealings, public utility districts, the formation of the Montana legislative council, sales tax, the Constitutional Convention of 1972, and coal and oil industry taxation. Anderson also describes mock congressional sessions held in the 1950s and 1960s. Finally, Anderson notes changes in the tenor of the state legislature from his early days to the present. Jerome Anderson is a republican lawyer, oil lobbyist and state legislator.
Montana. Constitutional Convention 1971-1972; Montana Power Company; Anaconda Company; Lawyers; Legislation
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 (246 min.) : digital, WAV file (1.21 Gb), + 1 transcript (118 p. ; 28 cm.)
Anderson, Jerome, "Jerome Anderson interview" (2005). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH396-21.