Sherman V. Lohn Interview, November 4, 1991


Sherman V. Lohn


Annie Pontrelli



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Sherman Lohn describes attending the University of Montana (UM) from 1939 to 1942, then serving World War Two. He talks about returning in 1946 to obtain his Bachelor of Law degree, acquiring his master’s from Harvard University, then returning to UM again in 1952 to teach in the School of Law. Lohn describes how UM’s campus changed after the war due to the increasing number of married students. He talks about becoming a legal consultant for the Office of the President in 1954 and working with the University of Montana Foundation. Lohn notes that, due to the student protests on campus during the 1960s and 1970s, some people changed their bequests to UM. Lohn reminisces about campus traditions such as bonfires and Singing on the Steps prior to homecoming games, and he notes that his greatest accomplishments were practicing with other lawyers, giving lectures to legal groups, and being elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers.


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Document Type

Oral History


University of Montana alumni; University of Montana faculty; University of Montana legal counsel; University of Montana Foundation; Singing on the Steps; School of Law; World War, 1939-1945; American College of Trial Lawyers; University of Montana-Missoula

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project, OH 270, 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 /

Oral History Number

OH 270-063

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (24 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:51:22 minutes

Local Filename

OH_270_063.mp3; OH_270_063.pdf

Sherman V. Lohn Interview, November 4, 1991