Mansfield Center Advisory Board
Senior Fellow, Politics & Public Affairs
Bob had a long career in public office and public education. He served 26 years in the Montana legislature, ending as President of the MT Senate. He was elected Montana Secretary of State serving from 2000-2004. Bob was President of the Montana Historical Society Board of Trustees and a member of Montana’s Board of Public Education.
From 1996-2002 Bob was an advisor for the US Agency for International Development/International Republican Institute and conducted workshops in Angola, Indonesia, Cambodia, China and Russia. He was a UM exchange instructor at Nankai University, Tianjin, China.
As a senior fellow at both the UM Mansfield Center and the Center for the Rocky Mountain West, Bob initiated the Montana Oral History Project (archived in the UM Mansfield Library) conducting interviews of more than 80 influential Montana political figures.
Master of Education, University of Montana, Missoula, 1988.
Bachelor of Arts, Government, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1974.
Bachelor of Arts, History, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1970.