Dorothy Bradley Interview, September 29, 2009


Dorothy M. Bradley


Bob Brown



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Dorothy Bradley describes the events that drew her to run for the Montana House of Representatives at the age of twenty-three. She talks about being the only woman in the Montana House during 1971 and her introduction of the abortion bill in Montana. She discusses fellow legislators including John Hall, Dan Yardley, Ken Nordtvedt, Francis Bardanouve, and Mike Halligan. She discusses her environmental activism as a representative and her unsuccessful campaign for governor in 1992.

Document Type

Oral History


Bardanouve, Francis, 1917-2002; Bradley, Dorothy M., 1947-; Hall, John; Halligan, Mike, 1949-; Nordtvedt, Ken, 1939-; Yardley, Dan, 1928-; Montana. Legislature. House of Representatives; Abortion; Environmental law; Ex-legislators; Governors; Women environmentalists; Women legislators

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Bob Brown Oral History Project OH-396, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 396-062

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound disk (80 min.): analog + 1 transcript (32 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:29:28 minutes

Local Filename

OH_396_062.mp3; OH_396_062.pdf

Dorothy Bradley Interview, September 29, 2009
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