Interviewed by Bob Brown on May 5, 2005. Pichette describes working for Montana Congressmen Olson and Melcher in Washington, D.C.; organizing political campaigns for and general impressions of Montana politicians, including Governor Ted Schwinden; the Constitutional Convention of 1972; the coal severance tax; changes in the Democratic Party; electrical deregulation; and his experiences working for Montana Power and Northwestern Corporation. Michael Pichette is a Northwestern Corporation executive, Democrat with a long career in politics and public service, and former executive director of the Democratic Party in Montana.
Montana. Constitutional Convention 1971-1972; Montana Power Company; Politicians
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 (83 min.) : digital, WAV file (421 Mb), + 1 transcript (118 p. ; 28 cm.)
Pichette, J. Michael, "J. Michael Pichette interview" (2005). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH396-22.