Victor O. Reinemer, Ludvig Browman, Frances Logan Discussion, January 29, 1973





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Victor Reinemer, Ludvig Browman, and Frances Logan discuss the former Montana senator, James E. Murray, and his career in the U.S. States Senate from their time in his acquaintance, ranging from 1948 to 1961. They describe Murray’s work on the behalf of tribal nations, small business, minorities, his position on tribal nation termination. The also recall his personal qualities, relationships with other U.S. senators, and the end of his career. All three interviewees talk about Murray’s involvement in specific road projects, Alaska’s bid for statehood, National Park Service wildlife thinning in addition to his relationship with environmental groups, the Irish-American community, particularly in Butte, Montana, and his work on various Senate committees and subcommittees. They conclude by discussing the process of archiving legislators’ materials.

This discussion was likely conducted for history students at the University of Montana.

Document Type

Oral History


James E. Murray, 1876-1961, Montana, Political career; Senate Interior Committee; Burton K. Wheeler, 1882-1975, Montana, Politicians; Yellowtail Dam, Montana; Crow Tribal Nation; Small businesses, Montana; Minorities, Montana; Alaskan statehood; National Park Service wildlife; Environmental groups; Montana Power Company; Federal Power Commission; Lee Metcalf, 1911-1978, Montana, Politicians; Mike Mansfield, 1911-2001, Montana, Politicians; LeRoy Anderson; Shoreham Hotel; Carroll Arms Restaurant and Hotel, Washington D.C.; Charles Murray; Paradise Dam, Montana; Communism; Joseph McCarthy, 1908-1957, Politicians; Red Scare; Bureau of Indian Affairs; Stan Kimmet, Montana; Bob Yellowtail; Congressional archiving; Congressional archival collections

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Oral History Interviews about James Murray Collection, 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 /

Oral History Number

OH 009-001, 002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (03:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (29 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

02:13:00 minutes

Local Filename

OH_009_001_002.mp3; OH_009_001_002.pdf

Victor O. Reinemer, Ludvig Browman, Frances Logan Discussion, January 29, 1973