Pat Williams Interview, May 12, 1997
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Pat Williams recalls key legislation—RARE II and Big Hole, the Rattlesnake Wilderness Bill, and the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Bill—and colleagues—Morris Udall, Phillip Burton, James “Jim” Wright, Max Baucus, and John Melcher—that he encountered in the U.S. House of Representatives during his almost 20-year tenure as a congressman from Montana. He describes serving on the Interior Committee and Public Lands Subcommittee, both of which handled environmental and wilderness issues. Williams discusses the concept of wilderness and its various interpretations by the public and by politicians when he served in the House. He mentions having served on the Budget Committee during Ronald Reagan’s presidency.
Max Baucus; John Melcher; Ronald Reagan, U.S. president; Morris Udall; Phillip Burton; James “Jim” Wright; Interior Committee; Public lands; Budget Committee; Rare II; Big Hole, Montana; Rattlesnake Wilderness Bill; Lee Metcalf Wilderness Bill; Williams, Pat, 1937- -- Interviews. Legislators -- Montana -- Interviews; Legislators -- United States -- Interviews; Public welfare -- United States -- History -- 20th century; Unemployment insurance -- United States -- History -- 20th century; Rural development projects -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century; Economic development projects -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century; Irish Americans -- Montana -- Butte; Butte (Mont.) -- Social conditions -- History -- 20th century -- Personal narratives; Mountain-Plains Education & Economic Development Program, Inc. (U.S.); Glasgow Air Force Base (Mont.)
Pat Williams Wilderness Interviews Oral History Project, OH 362, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Williams, Pat, "Pat Williams Interview, May 12, 1997" (1997). Pat Williams Wilderness Interviews Oral History Project. 4.