Donald E. Spritzer
John Melcher discusses legislation from his final term in the United States Senate, ending in 1989. He discusses working with Republican colleagues Bob Dole and Jesse Helms, the Farm Bill of 1985, and the Reagan Administration’s foreign policy with regard to Latin America, the Iran-Contra Scandal, and the Soviet Union. Melcher also discusses the work he did for the State of Montana, including the Wilderness Bills. He describes the death of Montana State Senator Conrad Burns in 1988 and losing the 1994 Montana Democratic Primary to Senator Jack Mudd. Melcher also describes his work as a lobbyist for veterinarians, the Food for Peace Program, and agricultural programs.
Farm Bill of 1985; Reagan Administration foreign policy; Wilderness Bills; Senator Conrad Burns; Political campaigns; Food for Peace Program; United States Senate
John Melcher Interviews Oral History Project, OH 411, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (26 p.: 28 cm.)
Melcher, John, "John Melcher Interview, January 12, 2007" (2007). John Melcher Interviews Oral History Project. 1.