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Mike Mansfield Interview From The 'Home Ground' Archives

U.S. Senator Mike Mansfield (Left) and Everett Dirksen conversing.
U.S. Senator Mike Mansfield (Left) and Everett Dirksen conversing.

It's hard to describe the career of this program's guest, but let me take a stab at it. Early on, grocery delivery boy. A little later, sailor, soldier, marine, Montana miner, history professor, United States congressman, United States senator, Senate majority leader, statesman, ambassador. You must have guessed by now, I'm talking about Mike Mansfield. Mike Mansfield was very likely the greatest statesman Montana has produced. Home Ground interviewed him in 1999.  It’s worth listening to again.

(Broadcast: "Home Ground Radio", 07/19/15. Listen on the web, weekly on the radio at Sundays at  11:10 a.m., or via podcast.)

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