Eugene C. Tidball Interview, October 1, 2005


Eugene C. Tidball


Bob Brown



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Eugene C. Tidball discusses his work as the first director of the Montana Legislative Council, which attempted to make the legislative process more modern, functional and efficient. From there, he assesses legislators who stood out to him. Tidball began working as a lawyer and sometime-lobbyist for the Anaconda Company in 1965. He describes other Anaconda lawyers, lobbyists, and key company players, as well as lobbying strategies including the use of a hospitality room). He finishes by describing some reasons for the waning power and influence of the company in the '70s; the sale of the company to Atlantic Richfield Co.; and the closing of the mine.


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Document Type

Oral History


Atlantic Richfield Co.; Anaconda Company; Legislators; Lawyers

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


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Oral History Number

OH 396-033

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound disk (80 min.): analog + 1 transcript (24 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:12:34 minutes

Local Filename

OH_396_033.mp3; OH_396_033.pdf

Eugene C. Tidball Interview, October 1, 2005
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