Daniel Kemmis Interview, December 8, 1980


Daniel Kemmis


Claire Rhein



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Daniel Kemmis talks about his recent victory being selected as minority leader of the Montana State House of Representatives. He recounts the difficulties and uncertainty of the election, which he won by only one vote. Kemmis describes the changes he believes the Democratic Party must make in order to regain the voters’ favor, such as a reduction in big government. He also states that Democrats, especially in Montana, should stand up for issues that they consider important such as clean, renewable energy. Kemmis discusses his consideration of other political offices such as pursuing the position of Attorney General.

Document Type

Oral History


Montana State Legislature; Montana state legislators; Montana politicians; Ted Schwinden; Thomas Judge; Montana Democratic Party; Minority Leader, Montana State House of Representatives

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Daniel Kemmis Interviews Oral History Project, OH 036, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

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 036-007

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (15 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:01:10 minutes

Local Filename

OH_036_007.mp3; OH_036_007.pdf

Daniel Kemmis Interview, December 8, 1980