William Mathers describes how he became interested in and involved in politics in Montana. He compares and contrasts the state government and parties of Texas and Montana and their influence over his party affiliation. He recalls partisan issues that were fought in the legislature including public utility districts, budget cuts, Anaconda Company and Montana Power Company influences, and the sales tax. He recalls strong legislators and governors, as well as his work on the Board of Regents.
Men; Legislators; Legislation
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 (80 min.) : digital, WAV file (405 Mb), + 1 transcript (55 p. ; 28 cm.)
Mathers, William, "William Mathers Interview, Juy 7, 2005" (2005). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH396-30.