George Christian Interview, January 1, 1999


George Christian


Don Oberdorfer



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George Christian recalls his interactions with Senator Mike Mansfield and describes the working relationship between President Lyndon Johnson and Mansfield when Mansfield was Majority Leader. Christian talks about Johnson’s concerns that Mansfield didn’t understand his reasons for continuing the Vietnam War. Christian also discusses Mansfield’s increasing opposition to the war and the way he voiced his concerns privately and publicly.


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Document Type

Oral History

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Japan; China; Vietnam



Original Collection

Don Oberdorfer's Interviews about Mike Mansfield Oral History Project, OH 460

Holding Institution

University of Montana. Mansfield Library. Archives and Special Collections

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Holder

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 at the University of Montana, Mansfield Library.

Oral History Number

OH 460-008

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

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

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:41:29 minutes

Local Filename

OH_460_008.mp3; OH_460_008.pdf

George Christian Interview, January 1, 1999