Henry C. (Loble) Keenan Reminiscence, March 2003


Henry C. Keenan



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In a self-recorded reminiscence, Henry (Loble) Keenan shares his thoughts about Mike Mansfield, who Keenan met while studying at the University of Montana (UM) in 1935. Keenan recalls putting together a student club at the request of Mansfield to support his proposed run for Congress. He talks about how deeply impressed he was with Mansfield’s intelligence, views of government, high principles, and high moral ethics. Keenan also recalls seeking Mansfield’s assistance when Mansfield was the Majority Leader in the U.S. Senate. Keenan describes how important it was to Mansfield to ensure that Montana constituents were being well served. Keenan also describes his own life, detailing his years at the University of Montana before transferring to Stanford University, then returning to UM to attend law school. He mentions practicing law in Helena, Montana for 43 years, before spending seven years as a district judge in Helena.


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Document Type

Oral History


Mansfield, Mike; University of Montana; Stanford University; U.S. Senate; Helena, MT; Montana Aeronautics Commission; Frontier Airlines; Federal Aviation Agency; Washington, D.C.; Department of the Interior; Canyon Ferry Lake; Missoula, Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Montana Politics and Politicians Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


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 402-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (3 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:19:30 minutes

Local Filename

OH_402_001.mp3; OH_402_001.pdf

Henry C. (Loble) Keenan Reminiscence, March 2003