John Mercer describes his early experiences in the Montana House and fellow legislators including Dave Brown, Francis Bardanouve, Jack Ramirez, John Vincent, Hal Harper, Bob Thoft, John Harp, Fred Thomas, and Fred Van Valkenburg. He talks about his leadership philosophy as Speaker and the role of the Republicans in the Montana Legislature during the nineties. He also discusses governors Ted Schwinden, Marc Racicot, Stan Stephens, Judy Martz, and Brian Schweitzer.
Bardanouve, Francis, 1917-2002; Brown, Dave, 1948-; Harp, John G., 1952-; Harper, Hal, 1948-; Mercer, John A., 1957-; Martz, Judy; Mercer, John A., 1957-; Racicot, Marc; Ramirez, Jack, 1939-; Schweitzer, Brian, 1955-; Schwinden, Ted; Stephens, Stan; Thoft, Bob, 1929-; Thomas, Fred, 1958-; Van Valkenburg, Fred R.; Vincent, John C., 1942-; Montana. Legislature; Montana. Legislature. House of Representatives; Montana. Legislature. House of Representatives; Republican Party Montana; Republican Party U.S. : 1854-; Ex-legislators; Governors
Bob Brown Oral History Project OH-396, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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1 sound disc (89 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (30 p. : 28 cm.)
Mercer, John A., "John Mercer Interview, April 2, 2010" (2010). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH396-65.