BURNS, Conrad (1935-2016)

BURNS, CONRAD, a Senator from Montana; born in Gallatin, Davies County, Mo., January 25, 1935; attended the Gallatin public schools; attended the University of Missouri 1953-1954; United States Marine Corps 1955-1957; farm broadcaster and auctioneer; Yellowstone (Mont.) County Commissioner 1986; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1988; reelected in 1994 and 2000, and served from January 3, 1989, to January 3, 2007; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2006; was a resident of Billings, Mont., until his death on April 28, 2016.

Montana State University
Special Collections
Bozeman, MT
Senatorial papers. Transfer in progress.


University of Oklahoma
Political Commercial Archive
Norman, OK
Papers: 1988-1994. 4 commercials. Used during Burns' campaigns for the 1988 and 1994 U.S. senatorial elections in Montana.

  • U.S. Congress. Tributes Delivered in Congress: Conrad R. Burns, United States Senator, 1989-2007. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007.