John D. Lynch discusses his family history and the events leading up to his work in Montana politics. He describes campaigning in Butte, his work on the House Appropriations Committee, the influence of the Montana Power Company and the Anaconda Company on Montana politics, and discusses governors that he served with including Tom Judge, Ted Schwinden, Stan Stephens, and Marc Racicot. He recalls other issues including a coal moratorium and term limits.
Judge, Thomas L.; Lynch, John D., 1947-; Racicot, Mark; Schwinden, Ted; Stephens, Stan; Montana. Legislature. House of Representatives. Appropriations Committee; Anaconda Company; Montana Power Company; Coal mines and mining; Corporations; Ex-legislators; Governors; Political campaigns; Term limits Public office
Bob Brown Oral History Project OH-396, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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Lynch, John D., "John D. Lynch Interview, August 25, 2008" (2008). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH 396-056.