Bertram Gross Interview, June 1, 1979


Bertram Gross


Donald E. Spritzer



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Bertram Gross discusses working for Senator Murray in 1942 and his main duties on the Small Business Committee. He discusses the Smaller War Plants Corporation and the United States Naval Department, as well as his personal relationship with Senator Murray. Gross also describes the relationship that the Senator had with different program directors, other senators, and his personal staff. Gross discusses the Missouri Valley Authority, the Full Employment Bill and the Employment Act of 1946, and Senator Murray’s demeanor during committee hearings. Gross also discusses the National Health Bill and the Communist charges leveled against Senator Murray.

This interview is actually Gross answering a list of questions that Spritzer mailed to him, and recording his answers on audio cassette.


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Document Type

Oral History


Murray, James E. (James Edward), 1876-1961; Small Business Committee; Smaller War Plants Corporation; United States Navy; Missouri Valley Authority; the Full Employment Bill; the Employment Act of 1946; National Health Bill; Communist charges

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 059-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (00:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (7 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:19:34 minutes

Local Filename

OH_059_001.mp3; OH_059_001.pdf

Bertram Gross Interview, June 1, 1979