William Mathers Interview, Juy 7, 2005

Citation data:

Bob Brown Oral History Project OH-396, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana

Publication Year:
2005
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Repository URL:
https://scholarworks.umt.edu/brown/38; https://scholarworks.umt.edu/context/brown/article/1037/type/native/viewcontent
Author(s):
Mathers, William
Publisher(s):
ScholarWorks at University of Montana
interview description
William Mathers describes how he became interested in and involved in politics in Montana. He compares and contrasts the state government and parties of Texas and Montana and their influence over his party affiliation. He recalls partisan issues that were fought in the legislature including public utility districts, budget cuts, Anaconda Company and Montana Power Company influences, and the sales tax. He recalls strong legislators and governors, as well as his work on the Board of Regents.