George Grussing Interview, 1973

Title

George Grussing Interview, 1973

Authors

George Grussing

Files

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Interviewer

Dennis Wenker

Interviewee

George Grussing

Date Recorded

Summer 1973

Date Digital

7-2-2020

Location Recorded

Clara City, Minnesota

County

Chippewa County

Keywords

Minnesota--Politics and government, Legislators--Minnesota, Minnesota. Legislature, Watersheds--Minnesota--Clara City, Clara City (Minn.), Agriculture--Minnesota--Chippewa County, Depressions--1929, Business enterprises--Minnesota--Clara City

Description

George Grussing, a lifetime resident of Clara City, Minnesota, served seven terms as state representative from 1955 through 1967. In Clara City, Grussing had a stone and carpentry business.

In this interview, George Grussing discusses how his political career started, some bills sponsored by Grussing, and working for the area watershed program. He discusses the place of a rural background in the State Legislature, the growth of Clara City, area farming, the Great Depression, and Clara City businesses. He discusses his time as a legislator, the relationship between Grussing and his constituents, and the role of lobbyists in the Legislature.

Run Time

00:39:46

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

CCGrussing01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

286

George Grussing Interview, 1973

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