Interviewed by Bob Brown on March 29, 2008. Lockrem of Billings, Montana, tells of early experiences that peaked his interest in politics and running for the legislature, including being in the Marine Corps and working in a family construction business. He details his relationships with former lobbyists, particularly from the Anaconda Company and Montana Power Company, and former Governor Tom Judge. He also explains the effect of single-member districts, implemented by the 1972 Constitutional Convention, on Yellowstone County politics. Other specifics include a proposed sales tax bill, the Anaconda Company, Governor Tom Judge, and natural resources. Sonny is a former Montana legislator 1971-1981, lobbyist for the Montana Contractors Association.
Judge, Thomas L.; Anaconda Company; Montana Power Company; Legislators; Sales tax
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 (84 min.) : digital, WAV file (426 Mb), + 1 transcript (40 p. ; 28 cm.)
Lockrem, Lloyd C., "Lloyd C. "Sonny" Lockrem interview" (2008). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH396-52.