Interviewed by Bob Brown on May 26, 2006. Norman recalls growing up in Minnesota and the earliest political influences that led him to become a Democrat. He credits his first political interest and activity with interest in Minnesotan Gene McCarthy, a U.S. senator. He discusses the legislature and provides stories about his dealings with other former governors and legislators including Dorothy Bradley, Thomas Towe, Luke McKeon, Jim Murray (lobbyist), Forrest Anderson, Tom Judge, Ted Schwinden, and Stan Stephens. He offers his perspective on issues such as coal development, the coal tax, abortion and the future of Montana. Bill Norman was a Montana legislator from 1970-1990.
Legislators; Energy development; Tax assessment
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 (86 min.) : digital, WAV file (435 Mb), + 1 transcript (32 p. ; 28 cm.)
Norman, William James, "Bill Norman interview" (2006). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH396-47.