Keith Bright (b. 1915)

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  • Jane Wehrey
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Oral History book series (PSOH)


“All politics is local,” former Speaker of the House “Tip” O’Neill famously said. That ideal, of a self-governing small town, the “purest form of politics,” drew Keith Bright into Inyo County issues soon after he moved with his family to the Owens Valley in 1968.1 He recalled that time, with his wife Jane participating, in conversations with interviewer Richard Potashin in 1998 and 2001 at the Bright home near Independence.


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  1. 1.
    Thomas “Tip” O’Neill, quoted in Timothy P. Duane, Shaping the Sierra: Nature, Culture, and Conflict in the Changing West (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999), 269Google Scholar

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