Donald E. Spritzer and Rex Myers
William D. Murray describes how his father, Senator James E. Murray, moved to Butte, Montana, as a young man and worked as an attorney for his uncle James A. Murray. William Murray talks about his father’s relationship with the Irish community in Butte and Ireland, including his friendships with Irish revolutionaries such as Éamon de Valera. Murray describes at length the tension that existed between his father and Senator Burton K. Wheeler for most of their political careers. He details his father’s support of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as well as his father’s liberal political views. Murray briefly describes his family’s residences then discusses his own career as an attorney and a United States federal judge.
Murray, James E. (James Edward), 1876-1961; Butte, Montana; Montana politics; United States Senate; Éamon de Valera; Irish Revolution, Montana involvement; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Irish community, Butte, Montana
Oral History Interviews about James Murray Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 003-001, 002
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (25 p.: 28 cm.)
Murray, William D., "William D. Murray Interview" (1970). James Murray Oral History Collection. 1.