John D. Lynch Interview, August 25, 2008


John D. Lynch


Bob Brown



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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.


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Document Type

Oral History


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

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


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 396-056

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound disk (80 min.): analog + 1 transcript (32 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:21:04 minutes

Local Filename

OH_396_056.mp3; OH_396_056.pdf

John D. Lynch Interview, August 25, 2008
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