Andrus, Cecil D., 1931-

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Governor of Idaho, 1971 to 1977.

From the description of Cecil Andrus interview, 1989 Nov. 1. (Idaho State Historical Society Library & Archives). WorldCat record id: 70974851

U.S. Secretary of the Interior; Governor of Idaho.

From the description of Cecil D. Andrus papers, 1951-1998 (Boise State University). WorldCat record id: 748578448

Democrat Cecil D. Andrus (1931- ) served as U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1977 until 1981 during the Carter administration. He was also elected to the Idaho Senate (1960, 1964 and 1968) and as Governor of Idaho (1970, 1974, 1986, and 1990), becoming the longest-serving governor in Idaho’s history.

Andrus is well-known as an avid outdoorsman and for his conservationist and environmental views. During his tenure as Secretary, he played pivotal roles in the passage of the Alaska Lands Act and the National Surface Mining Act of 1977, and for the creation of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area, the Snake River Birds of Prey Area, and the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. As Governor of Idaho, he took a strong stance against development of a molybdenum mine in the White Cloud Mountains; opposed federal efforts to store nuclear waste in Idaho; vetoed a strict anti-abortion bill passed by the Idaho Legislature, despite his personal pro-life beliefs; and sought modification of Federal dams to allow passage by anadromous fish.

In 1995, Andrus founded the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University, dedicated to independent, non-partisan policy formation on critical issues confronting Idaho, the American West and the United States. He is the author (with Joel Connelly) of Cecil Andrus: Politics Western Style (Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 1998) and is the subject of a recent book, Cecil Andrus: Idaho’s Greatest Governor by Chris Carlson (Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Press, 2011).

From the guide to the Governor Cecil D. Andrus Records, 1970-1995, (Boise State University Library)

Democrat Cecil D. Andrus (1931- ) served as U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1977 until 1981 during the Carter administration. He was also elected to the Idaho Senate (1960, 1964 and 1964) and as Governor of Idaho (1970, 1974, 1986, and 1990), becoming the longest-serving governor in Idaho’s history.

Andrus is well-known as an avid outdoorsman and for his conservationist and environmental views. During his tenure as Secretary, he played pivotal roles in the passage of the Alaska Lands Act and the National Surface Mining Act of 1977, and for the creation of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area, the Snake River Birds of Prey Area, and the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. As Governor of Idaho, he took a strong stance against development of a molybdenum mine in the White Cloud Mountains; opposed federal efforts to store nuclear waste in Idaho; vetoed a strict anti-abortion bill passed by the Idaho Legislature, despite his personal pro-life beliefs; and sought modification of Federal dams to allow passage by anadromous fish.

In 1995, Andrus founded the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University, dedicated to independent, non-partisan policy formation on critical issues confronting Idaho, the American West and the United States. He is the author (with Joel Connelly) of Cecil Andrus: Politics Western Style (Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 1998) and is the subject of a recent book, Cecil Andrus: Idaho’s Greatest Governor by Chris Carlson (Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Press, 2011).

From the guide to the Cecil D. Andrus Papers, 1951-1998, (Boise State University Library)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Records of the Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service. 1946 - 1972. Photographs of Agency Officials
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Gary Smith Papers, 1960-1984 Utah State University.Manuscript Collections
creatorOf Cecil D. Andrus Papers, 1951-1998 Boise State University Library, Special Collections and Archives
referencedIn National Land for People collection, Bulk, 1972-1983, 1850-1991 Special Collections Research Center, California State University, Fresno
creatorOf Andrus, Cecil D., 1931-. Cecil Andrus interview, 1973 Feb. 23. Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historical Society
creatorOf Andrus, Cecil D., 1931-. Cecil Andrus interview, 1989 Nov. 1. Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historical Society
creatorOf Andrus, Cecil D., 1931-. Typed transcript of an oral history interview with Cecil Andrus, Nov. 1, 1989 / interviewed by Joan Cartan. Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historical Society
referencedIn Smith, Gary M., 1943-. Gary Smith papers, 1960-1984. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 5/15/78 [2]
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Staff Scheduling Memoranda. 1977 - 1978. 5/11/78-5/17/78
creatorOf Church, Frank. Idaho Christmas card collection, 1969-[ongoing] Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historical Society
creatorOf Andrus, Cecil D., 1931-. Time capsule collection, 1976-1980. Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historical Society
referencedIn Campaign literature for Cecil Andrus, 1970. Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historical Society
referencedIn Records of the Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service. 1946 - 1972. Photographs of Meetings and Ceremonies
referencedIn Miscellaneous photographs of Idaho found at the Museum, 1904-1971. Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historical Society
creatorOf Andrus, Cecil D., 1931-. Cecil D. Andrus papers, 1951-1998 Boise State University, Albertsons Library
creatorOf Andrus, Cecil D., 1931-. Typed transcript of an oral history interview with Cecil Andrus, Feb. 23, 1973 / interviewed by Steven R. Lorton. Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historical Society
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Distinguished visitors clippings 1903-2007. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Friends of the River Collection, 1940-1980 (bulk 1975-1980) Water Resources Collections and Archives
creatorOf Andrus, Cecil D., 1931-. Cecil D. Andrus : commercials, 1972. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
creatorOf Andrus, Cecil D., 1931-. Papers, 1987. Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historical Society
referencedIn LaRouche, Lyndon H. Flyers, 1986. Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historical Society
referencedIn Citizens for Andrus Committee (Idaho). Posters, 1972. Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historical Society
creatorOf Governor Cecil D. Andrus Records, 1970-1995 Boise State University Library, Special Collections and Archives
creatorOf Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions, and Boards. 1893 - 2008. Motion Pictures and Video Recordings on Commission Activities and Related Issues. 1978 - 1995. Boise, all general sessions
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associatedWith Ballis, George Elfie, 1925-2010 person
associatedWith Ballis, Maia person
associatedWith Carlson, Chris person
associatedWith Carlson, Chris, 1946- person
associatedWith Cartan, Joan, person
associatedWith Carter, Jimmy, 1924- person
associatedWith Citizens for Andrus Committee (Idaho) corporateBody
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Friends of the River Foundation corporateBody
associatedWith Idaho Educational Public Broadcasting System. corporateBody
associatedWith LaRouche, Lyndon H. person
associatedWith Lorton, Steven R., person
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith Nagel, Joseph J. person
associatedWith Nagel, Joseph J. person
associatedWith Smith, Gary M., 1943- person
associatedWith Sunset magazine. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Interior corporateBody
associatedWith University of Oklahoma. Political Commercial Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith Watt, James G., 1938- person
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Idaho
United States
Idaho
Idaho
West (U.S.)
Idaho
Idaho
Alaska
West (U.S.)
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Water resources development--United States
Political campaigns--Idaho
Water resources development--Idaho
Public lands--Alaska
Idaho
Water and Water Rights
Governor
Political Campaigns
Television advertising
Environmental policy
Idaho--Politics and government
United States. Deptartment of the Interior--Officials and employees
Water resources development
Conservation of natural resources--Idaho
Advertising, political
Coal
Federal aid to water resources development
Governors--Inauguration
Environmental Conditions
Radioactive waste disposal
Governors--Interviews
Public works
Governors--Idaho
Federal aid to water resources development--United States
Photographs
Public lands
Idaho--Politics and government--20th century
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Birth 1931-08-25

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