Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gift of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
WILLIAMS, John Patrick (1937-)

WILLIAMS, JOHN PATRICK, a Representative from Montana; born in Helena, Lewis-Clark County, Mont., October 30, 1937; attended the public schools; attended University of Montana, Missoula, 1956-1957; B.A., University of Denver, Colo., 1961; Colorado and Montana National Guard, 1961-1969; teacher, Butte, Mont., 1963-1969; served in the Montana State house of representatives, 1967-1969; executive assistant to Representative John Melcher of Montana, 1969-1971; member, Governor's Employment and Training Council, 1972-1978; member, Montana Reapportionment Commission, 1972-1973; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1997); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress.

University of Montana--Missoula
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
Missoula, MT
Papers: ca. 1979-1997, 87.5 linear feet.
This collection consists of the materials generated and collected by Pat Williams's office during his eighteen years in office. Significant subjects include wilderness legislation, education, Native American issues, libraries, the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, labor issues, and the environment. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Oral History: June 1997. 240 minutes.
Papers: In the Judi Chapman Papers, 1963-1999, 12.7 linear feet.
This collection consists primarily of subject and work files of Judi Chapman, assistant to U.S. Representative Pat Williams of Montana from 1979 to 1991.

Papers: In the Montana Citizens Committee on the State Legislature Records, 
1966-1973, 1 linear foot.
Correspondents include Pat Williams.

Papers: In the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Records, 1972-1983, 3.75 linear feet.
Persons represented include Pat Williams.

Papers: In the Montana Historical Society Director's Office Records, 
1951-2003, 54 linear feet.
Persons represented include Pat Williams.

Papers: In the Montana Historical Society Research Center Records, 
1874-2003, 25 linear feet.
Persons represented include Pat Williams.

Papers: In the Montana Historical Society. Research Historian Records, 
1993-2006, 7 linear feet.
Persons represented include Pat Williams.

Papers: In The University of Montana. Department of Zoology Records, 
1934-1989, 37.5 linear feet.
Persons represented include Pat Williams.

Papers: In the Winton Weydemeyer Papers, 
1924-1993, 4 linear feet.
Correspondents include Pat Williams.

Papers: In the Women for Peace (Missoula, Mont.) Records, 1983-1988, 0.1 linear foot.
The papers document Congressman Pat Williams’s efforts to secure a suitable, long-term location in the Capitol for the Rankin statue.