Scope and content: Records consist of materials generated by Montana Governor's Office during the course of regular business.There are subgroups for each of the Legislative Assemblies from 1893-1935, including the Governor's correspondence with the legislature, State of the State messages, reports of pardons and commutations of prisoners, and lists of bills signed and vetoed.; Scope and content: There are subgroups for each of the governors from 1902 to 1962. These subgroups consist of general correspondence from individual consitutents, organizations, and government agencies, arranged alphabetically by correspondent and topic.The final subgroup is entitled "Agency and Special Subject Files." It consists of subject files (1889-1962) arranged by agency and by topic. The files include correspondence, annual and biennial reports, financial statements, inventories, and other materials. Of special note are the prison files which include case files, pardons, commutations, and extraditions. (Manuscript Collection 35); The Montana Governor is the chief executive officer of the State of Montana. During the territorial period [1864-1889], the Governor was appointed by the President of the United States. Since statehood the Governor has been elected in statewide election.; The duties of the office were established in the 1889 Constitution. These duties included overall administration of state government; serving on various boards, including the Board of Prison Commissioners, the Board of Examiners, and others; convening special sessions as needed; signing or vetoing legislation passed by the Legislative Assembly; receiving regular reports from departments of the executive branch; appointing non-elective officials of state government and appointing replacements when elected officials die in office; granting pardons and commutations of sentence; and being the official representative of the state in its relations with the United States and other state governments.; Statehood governors were Joseph K. Toole (1889-1893, 1901-1908), John E. Richards (1893-1897), Robert Burns Smith (11897-1901), Edwin L. Norris (1908-1913), Sam V. Stewart (1913-1921), Joseph M. Dixon (1921-1925), John E. Erickson (1925-1933), Frank H. Cooney (1933-1935), W.E. Holt (1935-1937), Roy E. Ayers (1937-1941), Sam C. Ford (1941-1949), John T. Bonner (1949-1953), J. Hugo Aronson (1953-1961), Donald Nutter (1961-1962).; [Nutter is the last governor included in these records; later governors have their own collections; for thumbnail biographical sketches of governors, see Montana Governor's webpage. http://www.discoveringmontana.com/gov2/formergov/ ].
Records of the Governors of Montana consist of legislative files (1893-1935), consisting of correspondence, bills, vetos, governors messages, petitions, etc.; general correspondence (1902-1962) for individual administrations; and subject files (1889-1962) arranged by state agency and topic.
Ayers, Roy Elmer, 1882-1955.; Babcock, Tim, 1919-; Aronson, J. Hugo (John Hugo), 1891-1978.; Bonner, John W. (John Woodrow), 1902-1970.; Cooney, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1872-1935.; Crosby, John Schuyler, 1839-1914.; Dixon, Joseph M. (Joseph Moore), 1867-1934.; Erickson, John Edward, 1863-1946.; Ford, Sam C. (Sam Clarence), 1882-1961.; Hauser, Samuel Thomas, 1833-1914.; Holt, W. Elmer (William Elmer), 1884-1945.; Norris, Edwin L. (Edwin Lee), 1865-1924.; Nutter, Donald Grant, 1915-1962.; Potts, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1836-1887.; Stewart, Samuel V. (Samuel Vernon), 1872-1939.; Toole, J. K. (Joseph Kemp), 1851-1929.; Montana. Governor.; Governors--Montana.; State government agencies--Montana.; Montana--History.; Montana--Politics and government.
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