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Mike Mansfield talks about his parents and how little he knew about them. He notes his lack of interest in his genealogical background or contacting any distant relatives. Mansfield discusses his mother’s death when he was six years old and how his family moved to Great Falls, Montana, to live near his great aunt. He reminisces about his many trips to China, where he met with people including Chiang Kai-shek, the former president of the Republic of China, and Anne Chennault. Mansfield recalls his relationship with the Montana media, noting that they always treated him fairly. He also describes the Anaconda Copper Company’s role in Montana political campaigns, due to their control over Montana’s newspapers and economy.
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Montana; China; Japan; Vietnam
Don Oberdorfer Interviews with Mike Mansfield Oral History Project, OH 391, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (18 p.: 28 cm.)
Mansfield, Mike, "Mike Mansfield Interview, November 26, 1999" (1999). Don Oberdorfer's Interviews with Mike Mansfield Oral History Project. 10.