Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
MARLENEE, Ronald Charles (1935-2020)

MARLENEE, RONALD CHARLES, A Representative from Montana; born in Scobey, Daniels County, Mont., August 8, 1935; educated in the public schools of Daniels County; attended: Montana State University, Bozeman; University of Montana, Missoula; and Reisch School of Auctioneering, Mason City, Iowa; farmer and rancher; committeeman, Second Congressional District of Montana, 1975-1976; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1993); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress; died on April 26, 2020, in Bozeman, Mont.

Montana State University
Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections, Bozeman Libraries
Bozeman, MT
Papers: 1977-1992, 120 linear feet.
This collection of the records of Ron Marlenee's congressional career spans the years of 1977 to 1992 encompassing the congressional sessions of the 95th through the 102nd Congresses. As a member of the Montana delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives his office maintained files in six basic groups:(Series 1) Organization and management of his Washington office; (Series 2) Summaries of his voting records and lists of bills he either sponsored or cosponsored; (Series 3) General correspondence files, including sequentially numbered correspondence from a wide spectrum of constituents related to numerous issues, concerns and requests, in particular related to bills he was sponsoring or cosponsoring; (Series 4) Legislative information, press releases, public relations and campaign materials in both print and electronic media; (Series 5) General legislative files of research papers and materials with editorial comments by Marlenee or his staff; draft bills in process and assorted amendments; position papers and staff memos; official government agency and industry reports and hand written notes from hearings and meetings; (Series 6) Files generated by Ron Marlenee's work on the Committee on Agriculture; (Series 7) Files generated by Ron Marlenee's work on the Interior and Insular Affairs committee. Many of the issues documented in series 5 through 7 appear in several places because of natural crossovers, therefore files have been alphabetically arranged by the dominant subject. Where possible the number, dates and/or title of the bills referred to in files are listed to further guide the researcher. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the James J. Flaherty Papers, 1960-1979, 0.5 linear foot.
Persons represented include Rob Marlenee.


Montana State University-Missoula
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
Missoula, MT
Papers: In the James J. Flaherty Papers, 1960-1979, 0.5 linear foot.
Persons represented include Rob Marlenee.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1982-1990, 8 commercials on 3 videocassettes.
The commercials were used during Ronald Charles Marlenee's campaigns for the 1982, 1988, and 1990 U.S. congressional elections in District 2 of Montana, Republican Party.