John Melcher Interview, January 10, 2007

Interviewee

John Melcher

Interviewer

Donald E. Spritzer

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Description

John Melcher discusses his personal life and political career as a Montana State Senator. Melcher describes his educational background, his enlistment in the United States Army, and working as a veterinarian before becoming involved in Montana politics. He discusses becoming the mayor of Forsyth, Montana, his work as a Montana State Representative, and his time in the United States Senate. He describes State legislation, his elections and experience campaigning, the Strip Mine Bill, and his opinion on the Vietnam War.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Montana State Legislature; Strip Mine Bill; Montanan politics; Political campaigns; United States Congress; United States House of Representatives; Forsyth, Montana

Original Date

1-10-2007

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

John Melcher Interviews Oral History Project, OH 411, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 411-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (37 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

02:09:26 minutes

Local Filename

OH_411_001.mp3; OH_411_001.pdf

John Melcher Interview, January 10, 2007

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