John Cobb interview


John Cobb


Bob Brown



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Former Montana state representative. Cobb discusses his introduction to politics and why he decided to run for the Montana State Legislature. He describes his years in the Legislature and fellow legislators including Bob Marks, Chuck Swysgood, Leo Giacometto, and John Mercer. He also talks about the different governors he served under including Judy Martz, Marc Racicot, and Stan Stephens. He finishes the interview by speculating on the future on the Republican Party, the Tea Party, and the Montana State Legislature.

Note: There are two audio files associated with this interview.


Oral History


Cobb, John, 1954-; Giacometto, Leo A., 1962-; Marks, Bob; Martz, Judy; Mercer, John A., 1957-; Racicot, Marc; Stephens, Stan; Swysgood, Charles, 1939-; Montana. Legislature.; Montana. Legislature. House of Representatives; Republican Party U.S. : 1854-; Tea Party Patriots.; Ex-legislators; Governors

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

OH396-71a & b

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound discs (142 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (81 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

142 minutes

Local Filename

oh396_71a.mp3; oh396_71b.mp3; OH396-71a & b.pdf

John Cobb interview
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