Missoula County County Attorney, former Montana State Senator, and former Montana State Senate Majority Leader. Born in 1948, Van Valkenburg describes his Catholic upbringing and how that, along with John Kennedy's presidency, inspired him to run for public office. He reminisces about his years as the Montana Senate's Majority Leader and serving with Representatives Jean Turnage, Matt Himsl, Francis Bardanouve, and others. He discusses working with Montana governors Tom Judge, Ted Schwinden, Stan Stephens, and Marc Racicot. He recalls legislation like deregulation and the coal tax.
Bardanouve, Francis, 1917-2002; Himsl, Matt, 1912-2006; Judge, Thomas L.; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Racicot, Marc; Schwinden, Ted.; Stephens, Stan; Turnage, Jean A., 1926-; Van Valkenburg, Fred R.; Montana. Legislature. Senate; Catholic men; Coal; Deregulation; Ex-legislators; Governors
Bob Brown Oral History Project OH-396, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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1 sound disc (94 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (27 p. : 28 cm.)
Van Valkenburg, Fred R., "Fred Van Valkenburg interview" (2009). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH396-60.