Mike Mansfield Interview, October 8, 1998

Interviewee

Mike Mansfield

Interviewer

Don Oberdorfer

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Description

Mike Mansfield recalls his relationships with each of the Presidents who he served under. He talks about being seat mates with John F. Kennedy when they were both in the Senate. He also talks about how his relationship with JFK and Lyndon Johnson led to his appointment as Senate Majority Leader. Mansfield also talks about the influence he had on Presidents Johnson and Nixon’s actions, especially relating to the Vietnam War. He then talks about the ousting of Cambodian President Sihanouk and how Nixon took advantage of it to expand U.S. military operations into Cambodia. Mansfield also talks about some of the legislation that he introduced to reduce forces in Vietnam.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001—Interviews; Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001—Family; Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001—Travel—East Asia; McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957; Oberdorfer, Don. Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great Statesman and Diplomat; United States. Congress. Senate; United States. Congress. Senate—Elections, 1952; Ambassadors—Japan; Americans—Japan; Americans—Philipipines; Anti-communist movements—United States; Elections—Montana; Ex-legislators—United States—Interviews; Senators. United States Congress—Montana; Butte (Montana)—History; East Asia—Description and travel; Montana—Politics and government—20th century; United States—Politics and government—20th century

Original Date

10-8-1998

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana; China; Japan; Vietnam

Language

eng

Original Collection

Don Oberdorfer Interviews with Mike Mansfield Oral History Project, OH 391, 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 391-005

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (17 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

70 minutes

Local Filename

OH_391_005.mp3; OH_391_005.pdf

Mike Mansfield Interview, October 8, 1998

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