Interviewed by Bob Brown on January 11, 2008. Marks of Helena, Montana, describes how he became interested in politics at a young age and his affiliation with the Republican Party. He contrasts his campaign for election to the House of Representatives with today's methods and he describes his first impressions of the legislature and of influential politicians. He discusses territorial integrity, coal mining, the influence of the Anaconda Company and Montana Power Company, and his relationship with various lobbyists. Marks ends by providing his impressions of various Governors Judge, Anderson, Stephens, and Schwinden, and their administrations and the future of Montana. Marks is former state legislator of Jefferson County, 1969-1989, and former Speaker of the House.
Anaconda Company; Montana Power Company; Legislators; Elections; 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 (428 Mb), + 1 transcript (31 p. ; 28 cm.)
Marks, Robert L., "Bob Marks interview" (2008). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH396-53.