Evan Barrett Interview, July 25, 2022


Evan Barrett


Bob Brown



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Evan Barrett discusses operations in Montana including executive reorganization, tax controversies, workers comp controversies, economic opportunities, development plans, working for state officials, geography, politics in different areas, economy around the state, logistics, and time management. Barrett highlights the importance of being honest to clients/officials and turning down state appointments offered after helping candidates win the Montana governorship. Barrett subsequently founded his own company to do contract work offering interpersonal training, highway traffic safety, and economic development public forums. Montana officials mentioned include Governors Forrest Anderson, Tom Judge, Marc Racicot, and Stan Stephens; Senators Pat Williams and John Melcher. Barrett continues to discuss his role as Democratic National Committee Man, his appointment to the Democratic National Committee’s Rules Committee, and interactions with national Democratic Party figures and campaigns including Jesse Jackson, Bill Clinton, and Nancy Pelosi. Finally Barrett highlights his work at Michigan Tech University to create videotaped interviews with guest speakers.


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Document Type

Oral History

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century; Twenty-first 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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 396-086

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:30:31 minutes

Local Filename

OH_396_086.mp3; OH_396_086.pdf

Evan Barrett Interview, July 25, 2022
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