Marion Wheeler Scott Interview, August 8, 2013


Marion Wheeler Scott


Bob Brown



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Marion Wheeler Scott, daughter of former U.S. Senator Burton K. Wheeler, discusses her father’s career, reputation, and her family’s views of and relationships with various politicians during the time. Scott describes what it was like to grow up as the daughter of a prominent Montana politician. She talks about some of her personal experiences attending Bryn Mawr College, visiting Gary Cooper in Hollywood, working for Senator Keating of New York, meeting Senator Mike Mansfield. She also tells various stories about her father. Scott discusses Burton K. Wheeler’s pacifism and his support for peace protesters during his political career his years of service. Scott also shares some of her father’s stories he used to tell, and some notable quotes from his interactions with President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


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Document Type

Oral History


Lake McDonald; Glacier National Park; Washington, D.C.; Butte, Montana; Means, Gaston; Dixon, Joseph M.; Cooper, Gary; Yankee from the West; Clark, Bennett; Pepper, Claude; Long, Huey; Erickson, John; Ayers, Roy; Roosevelt, Franklin D.; Sen. Murray, James; Roosevelt, Eleanor; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt; Hughes, Charles; Truman, Harry; Truman, Bess; Corcoran, Thomas; Robinson, Joseph; Smoot, Reed; Wallace, Henry; Lindbergh, Charles; Hauptmann, Bruno; Rankin, Wellington; Rankin, Jeannette; Mansfield, Mike; Keating, Kenneth; Vietnam War; Erickson, Leif; Ecton, Zales; Kennedy, John F.; Kennedy, Robert; Johnson, Lyndon B.; Nye, Gerald p.: Borah, William; La Follette, Robert; Kennedy, Joseph

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Time Period

Twentieth century

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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

OH 396-072

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound disk (80 min.): analog + 1 transcript (27 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:53:55 minutes

Local Filename

OH_396_072.mp3; OH_396_072.pdf

Marion Wheeler Scott Interview, August 8, 2013
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