Interviewed by Bob Brown on November 17, 2005. An immigrant from Canada, Stephens begins the interview with a description of his career in broadcast journalism. In 1969, he was elected to the state senate and served for 16 years before running for governor, an office he held from 1989-1993. The interview covers his political campaigns and his tenure as governor, with reference to the following: Constitutional Convention of 1972, coal and sales tax, education (including vocational), lobbyists, budgetary issues, and Native American reservations and social issues. Stephens gives his impressions of a number of legislators, governors, lobbyists, and presidents. Stan Stephens is a broadcast journalist and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Prize, state senator, former Republican governor of Montana.
Journalists; Legislators; Governors
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 (75 min.) : digital, WAV file (378 Mb), + 1 transcript (24 p. ; 28 cm.)
Stephens, Stan, "Stan Stephens interview" (2005). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH396-38.