Winfield Page discusses the political atmosphere of Montana during the mid-1930s. He describes governmental campaigns during the mid-twentieth century and the influential roles that industries like the Anaconda Company played in Montanan politics. Page also discusses the careers of Joseph Dixon and Jerry O’Connell, and details Mike Mansfield’s early rise in politics. He discusses his experiences with and the philosophy of deficit spending within governmental systems. He describes Mike Mansfield’s political career, the Carter Administration, and the Eisenhower Administration. Page also references the Isolationists in his stories and personal views, detailing how that doctrine played a role in Montana politics during the mid-20th century.
Montana politics; Mid-twentieth century politics; Joseph Dixon; Jerry O’Connell; Mike Mansfield; Anaconda Company; Carter Administration; Eisenhower Administration; Isolationists; Deficit spending
Montana Politics and Politicians Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 261-001, 002
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (31 p.: 28 cm.)
Page, Winfield, "Winfield Page Interview, August 9, 1989" (1989). Montana Politics and Politicians Oral History Collection. 7.