Cecil served as Governor of Idaho for 14 years; from 1971 to 1977, and again from 1987 to 1995. He also served in Washington as U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1977 to 1981, under Jimmy Carter. Andrus lost his first gubernatorial election in 1966, but won four subsequent elections (in 1970, 1974, 1986, & 1990) and served 14 years as governor, the most in the state’s history. In public life he was noted for his strong conservationist and environmental views and accomplishments, and a wildlife preserve established in 1993 in Washington County, Idaho, is named the “Cecil D. Andrus Wildlife Management Area” in his honor.
Cecil is talking with Skip about his early years and how he even got involved in civil service.