Marc Johnson - Political Hell-Raiser
Marc Johnson - Political Hellraiser
Tuesday April 9, 5:30 p.m.
Passionate about history and literature Marc is a book collector, a film buff and has been a long-time advocate for the humanities and civic education. He served as chair of the Idaho Humanities Council and the Federation of State Humanities Councils and has served as a National Endowment for the Humanities site visitor to several state humanities councils. He chaired the board of the Boise Public Library and currently serves as president of the North Tillamook Library Friends. He also chairs the board of the Nehalem Bay Health District.
The University of Oklahoma Press will release Marc’s biography of Montana’s influential and controversial United States Senator Burton K. Wheeler on March 21, 2019. The book – Political Hell-Raiser: The Life and Times of Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana – is the first full treatment of Wheeler’s 24-year Senate career. Wheeler’s colorful career found him leading a sensational investigation of the U.S. Justice Department, a run for vice president on the Progressive Party ticket in 1924, involvement in major New Deal-era legislation, opposition to Franklin Roosevelt’s efforts to “pack” the U.S. Supreme Court and most controversially: his opposition to U.S. foreign policy prior to World War II.