Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Bill Galt of Meagher County

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Montana rancher Bill Galt for his contributions to the community in Meagher County.

Bill Galt

Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:


Mr. President, this week I have the honor of recognizing a hardworking Montana rancher for his contributions to the community in Meagher County. Bill Galt is a third-generation Montana rancher – he’s been ranching all his life.  His dedication to White Sulphur and the surrounding community, however, extends far beyond his work in agriculture.

Bill has rescued numerous folks from plane crashes and accidents on the Smith River as part of his volunteer Search and Rescue work. He’s served on the White Sulphur Springs Airport Board, the Meagher County DUI Task Force, the Conservation District Board, and the Mountainview Medical Center Foundation – just to name a few.

Bill has been a volunteer firefighter and has volunteered with organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club and 4H. I would be remised to not include his service in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps during Vietnam, as well. 

Bill is humble and civic-minded in all he does and his service to Meagher has not gone unnoticed. Thank you, Bill, for exemplifying what it means to be an active member of a Montana community.