Peggy DeMichele discusses how she came to work for Mike Mansfield and talks about his life and career. She recalls a time that Mansfield burned his hand while cooking and talks about the extensive media coverage that he received as a result. She speaks more broadly about Mansfield’s legacy. She also briefly discusses Mansfield childhood and military service. DeMichele talks about Mansfield’s relationship with President John F. Kennedy and shares what she believed to be Mansfield’s views on the Vietnam War. DeMichele also talks about Mansfield’s love for the state of Montana, and she explains how Montana remained a top priority for him even as he assumed the position and responsibilities of Senate Majority Leader. She shares personal stories and anecdotes from her time spent working for Mike Mansfield.
DeMichele, Peggy; Mansfield, Mike; Mansfield, Maureen; Kennedy, John F.; Vietnam War, 1955-1975; U.S. House of Representatives; U.S. Senate; U.S. ambassadors, Japan; Political philosophy; Montana politics and government, 20th century; U.S. politics and government, 20th century
Mansfield’s America Oral History Project, OH 458, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (60 min.) analog + 1 transcript (9 p.: 28 cm.)
DeMichele, Peggy, "Peggy DeMichele Interview, 1989" (1989). Mansfield’s America Oral History Project. 2.