Francis Bardanouve recalls his career as a representative for Blaine County, Montana, in the Montana House of Representatives. He discusses his interviewer, Steve Waldron’s potential run for state auditor, and the possible competition and drawbacks. They talk about the 1983 legislative session, and Bardanouve’s first House run in 1958. Bardanouve recounts his political battles with conservative organizations like the John Birch Society, and his treatment from opponents in a small community. He describes his involvement in major environmental legislation from 1973-1975, his human resources work at Montana mental institutions at Warm Springs and Boulder, and budgeting. He discusses his opinions on various Montana governors during his time in the House, and his own role in Montana history.
Montana House of Representatives; 1983 Montana Legislative Session; Montana environmental legislation; Dan Kemmis; Harry Burns; Communism; Warm Springs, Montana mental institution; Boulder, Montana mental institution; Montana state budgeting; Hugo Aronson; Donald Nutter; Tim Babcock; Forrest Anderson; Tom Judge; Ted Schwinden
Francis Bardanouve Oral History Project, OH 113, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 113-001, 002
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (28 p.: 28 cm.)
Bardanouve, Francis, "Francis Bardanouve Interview, April 29, 1983" (1983). Francis Bardanouve Oral History Project. 3.