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.
Atlantic Richfield Co.; Anaconda Company; Legislators; Lawyers
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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Tidball, Eugene C., "Eugene C. Tidball Interview, October 1, 2005" (2005). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH 396-033.