Item SR3974_T02S1 - Interview with Thomas H. Mercer [Sound Recording 02]

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Interview with Thomas H. Mercer [Sound Recording 02]


  • 1976? (Creation)


Audiocassette; 00:30:13

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Thomas H. Mercer was a Republican who ran unsuccessfully against Al Ullman for a seat in the Oregon House of Representatives in 1976.

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Tape 2, Side 1. The first half of tape two, side two, continued from the second half of tape one, side one, is a discussion held in Salem, Oregon, in around 1977. The speakers include Robert Marx, Anthony Meeker, Margaret Dereli, Mae Yih, Bill Rutherford, Wally Carson, Ken Jernstedt, Tony Van Vliet, and other unidentified legislators. Topics include municipal, county, and state level taxation; revenue sharing; correctional institutions; SB 100 and land use planning; and energy conservation. The second half of tape two, side one, continuing onto tape two, side two, is an interview with Tom Mercer conducted by an unidentified man, circa 1976. In the interview, Mercer discusses his heart issues and how it has affected his career; his campaign against Al Ullman; gun control; and health care.

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January 15, 2020 3:49 PM

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