Jerome Anderson Interview, May 4, 2005


Jerome Anderson


Bob Brown



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Jerome 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.

Document Type

Oral History


Montana. Constitutional Convention 1971-1972; Montana Power Company; Anaconda Company; Lawyers; Legislation

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




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


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Oral History Number


Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (246 min.) : digital, WAV file (1.21 Gb), + 1 transcript (118 p. ; 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

246 minutes

Local Filename

oh396_21.mp3; OH396-21.pdf

Jerome Anderson Interview, May 4, 2005
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