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House Divided Oral History Project: Interview with David Phelps, William Salisbury and Gene LaHammer
Bill Salisbury, David Phelps and Gene LaHammer were journalists, Salisbury with the Pioneer Press, Phelps with the Minneapolis Tribune and LaHammer with the Associated Press. The negotiations: these men think the DFL was not negotiating seriously until the January 2nd Bruenig decision on the Pavlak case. Of the negotiations, Gene LaHammer says, "Irv [Anderson] went in there, his tack from the start was trying to win at the negotiating table what he had lost in the election. He wanted control of the House." They also felt that the Republicans needed a quick settlement more than the Democrats because they needed to get their staff going. They saw the 1979 session as better legislatively than the 1980 session, saying that in 1979 each side knew they had to accommodate each other. During the 1980 session the DFL was too factioned to be an effective opposition to the governor.
1 hour sound cassette
Content Category: sound recordings
00:58:54 running time
Interviewee: Phelps, David
Interviewee: Salisbury, William
Interviewee: Lahammer, Gene
Interviewer: Bjornson, Jon
Creation: Not earlier than 1980 - Not later than 1981
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 41 (Library Call Number)
AV1980.269.13 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'House Divided Oral History Project'