Donald E. Spritzer
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.
Montana State Legislature; Strip Mine Bill; Montanan politics; Political campaigns; United States Congress; United States House of Representatives; Forsyth, Montana
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 (37 p.: 28 cm.)
Melcher, John, "John Melcher Interview, January 10, 2007" (2007). John Melcher Interviews Oral History Project. 3.