Robert A. “Bob” Marden was born in Waterville, Maine on January 4, 1927. His parents were Harold Chesterfield Marden and Dorothy Harlow Marden. He attended Waterville high school and knew Dick Dubord, the Gray family and the Mitchell family. He went to Colby College for two years and the proceeded to Boston University law school. After he passed the bar, he returned to Waterville and became very close friends with the Dubord family, the Muskie family, and the Mitchell family. He was in the city council while Dubord was mayor and then became the county assistant attorney, the county attorney, state senate member and president of the senate. After his political career, he formed a law firm with Dick Dubord. He now works with his son in the same Mitchell and Dubord law firm.
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