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.
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
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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1 sound disk (80 min.): analog + 1 transcript (27 p.: 28 cm.)
Scott, Marion Wheeler, "Marion Wheeler Scott Interview, August 8, 2013" (2013). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH 396-072.