Lucile Speer Interview, March 3, 1981


Lucile Speer


Diann Wiesner



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Lucile Speer recalls the history of Montana’s constitutional conventions and her role on the Local Government Committee during the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention. She describes authoring studies for the League of Women Voters in preparation for a constitutional convention, prior to her appointment as delegate at the ’71-‘72 Convention. Speer describes the events that led to the organization of a constitutional convention, and then describes the process by which counties elected their delegates to send to the convention. She notes that at 71 years old, she was the oldest delegate from Missoula County. Speer also mentions the process of electing a Convention president, and the two candidates, Dave Holland of Butte and George [Leo] Graybill from Great Falls.


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Document Type

Oral History


Statehood; Speer, Lucile – Interviews; Speer, Lucile -- Political activity – Interviews; Montana. Constitutional Convention (1971-1972); Montana. Constitution (1972) – History; Montana. Constitution (1889) – History; Montana. Constitution Revision Commission; Montana. Constitution Convention Commission; Constitutional history – Montana; Montana -- Politics and government -- 20th century; Brown, Margery Hunter -- Political activity; League of Women Voters of Montana; Graybill, Leo -- Political activity; Meagher, Thomas Francis, 1823-1867 -- Political activity; Local elections – Montana; Holland, David L.; Convention delegates; Local government committee

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

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Original Collection

Lucile Speer Interviews Oral History Project, OH 046, 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 046-007

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (12 p.: 28 cm.)]

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:00:34 minutes

Local Filename

OH_046_007.mp3; OH_046_007.pdf

Lucile Speer Interview, March 3, 1981