Date 2019-05-08 - 2019-05-08
Time 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 W. Quartz
Category Upcoming Events
Organizer Butte Archives
Phone 406-782-3280

The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series on Wednesday, May 8, with Marc Johnson discussing his new book, “Political Hell-Raiser: The Life and Times of Senator Burton K. Wheeler,” including Wheeler’s ties to Butte and his often tumultuous career.

“Four-term Senator Burton K. Wheeler was the most powerful politician Montana has ever produced,” says historian Marc C. Johnson. Wheeler came of political age amid antiwar and labor unrest in Butte during World War I. As a crusading United States attorney, he battled Montana’s powerful economic interests, championed farmers and miners, and won election to the U.S. Senate in 1922, where he made his name as one of the “Montana scandalmongers,” uncovering corruption in the Harding and Coolidge administrations.