Marion Wheeler Scott Interview, August 8, 2013
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.