Lucille Speer describes serving as a delegate during the 1971-1972 Montana Constitutional Convention. She reminisces about being a member of the Legislative Committee and which issues were debated, such as adding an environmental article, expanding the Bill of Rights, and dealing with water rights and water law. She also mentions the election of Leo Graybill as president and Dave Holland as chairman. Speer explains the process of how an issue was assigned to a committee and how it moved forward to debate. She states her personal interest in “home rule,” or increasing the power of local governments, an issue which she advanced.
Montana Constitutional Convention (1971-1972); Montana Constitution; Constitutional history; Statehood; Dave Holland; Leo Graybill, Jr. Legislative Committee; Environment; Home rule
Lucile Speer Interviews Oral History Project, OH 046, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (11 p.: 28 cm.)]
Speer, Lucile, "Lucile Speer Interview, March 10, 1981" (1981). Lucile Speer Interviews Oral History Project. 6.