Joe Quilici Interview, January 23, 2016


Joe Quilici


Bob Brown



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Joe Quilici recalls growing up in Butte, Montana, in the 20th century, and his tenure in the Montana House of Representatives during the latter half of the century. He discusses his Butte Italian and Swedish heritage, and his first run for office in 1970. Quilici describes members he served with in the Montana legislature, and various legislation he worked on, including his dealings with the Anaconda Copper Company. He discusses his philosophies on politics and partisanship, his involvement in the Justice Township incident near Jordan, Montana, and his thoughts on increasing polarization in United States politics.


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Document Type

Oral History


Butte, Montana; Meaderville, Butte, Montana; Greeley School; World War Two; Anaconda Copper Company; McGrath, George “Nig”; Metal mines tax; Montana Power Company; Legislature, Montana; Healey, Jack; Lombardi, Jerry; Jacobson, Judy; Pavlovich, Bob; Keane, Jim; Mansfield, Mike; Williams, Pat; Gerke, Harold; Turnage, Jean; Judge, Tom; Schwinden, Ted; Stephens, Stan; Racicot, Marc; Martz, Judy; Bardenouve, Francis; Lucas, Jim; Hall, John; Nichols, Norris; Groff, Bill; Lockrem, Lloyd “Sonny”; Driscoll, John; Hazelbaker, Frank; Marks, Bob; Menahan, Red; Ramirez, Jack; Harp, John; Peck, Ray; Lahr, John; Romney, Miles; Jordan, Montana; Justice Township; Freemen; Ohs, Karl; Knox, Dick; Johnson, John; Schweitzer, LeRoy; Peterson, Dan; Montana politics and government, 20th century; U.S. politics and government, 20th century

Original Date


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


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Oral History Number

OH 396-077

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Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (02:00:40 min.): digital + 1 transcript (46 p.: 28 cm.)

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audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

02:00:40 minutes

Local Filename

OH_396_077.mp3; OH_396_077.pdf

Joe Quilici Interview, January 23, 2016
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