Joseph Meglen Papers 1955-1978

Meglen, Joe, 1910-1986


1.5 linear ft.
1 oversize box.
The collection consists of the Mansfield for Senate Club campaign financial records, correspondence, and memorabilia for the reelection campaign of Mike Mansfield in 1958 and 1964; clippings from those elections as well as various other Mansfield clippings until 1977 when Mansfield was selected to serve as ambassador to Japan; and papers relating to Meglen's other interests, including his involvement with the Yellowtail Dam dispute and oil and gas development in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Lawyer, of Billings, Mont -- Joseph Meglen, a Billings, Mont., attorney, was the treasurer for the Mansfield for Senate Club during Sen. Mike Mansfield's bid for reelection in 1958 and 1964. An avid Democrat, Meglen supported not only Mansfield but national and regional candidates. He noted their progress in the newspapers by keeping numerous articles on them. Meglen was also interested in various other regional problems in the 1950s. He was involved in the Yellowtail Dam dispute between the government and the Crow Indians in 1956. He was also involved in the 1955 Senate bill, S. 1853, the Fulbright Bill, that called for oil and gas development in the Rocky Mountain region. Meglen died on 6 Apr. 1986.
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