Don Oberdorfer interviews Mike Mansfield in his apartment where they discuss the décor, the photographs on the walls, and the history behind some of the items. Mansfield talks about the current Senate and attending prayer breakfasts while the Senate is in session. He also discusses having recently attended a ceremony in Washington, D.C. for former Speaker of the House Tom Foley. Mansfield recalls serving as ambassador to Japan, and a letter that he sent to President Ronald Reagan advising him on how to handle Japan’s growing military. Mansfield also mentions his wife, Maureen Hayes Mansfield, her health, and his daily trips to visit her in the hospital.
Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001—Interviews; Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001—Homes and haunts; Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001—Religion; Oberdorfer, Don. Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great Statesman and Diplomat; Reagan, Ronald; United States. Congress. Senate; Ex-legislators—United States—interviews; Japan
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
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (11 p.: 28 cm.)
Mansfield, Mike, "Mike Mansfield Interview, October 23, 1999" (1999). Don Oberdorfer Interviews with Mike Mansfield Oral History Project. 9.