Cecil Edward Burns was born May 6, 1918 in Rumford, Maine and grew up in Mexico, Maine. His parents were John R. and Rose (Paradis) Burns. His father, John, was a mill worker and tax collector, and his grandfather was a brick mason and helped build the Oxford paper mill. His brother, John, was a priest in the church that the Muskie family attended in Waterville, Maine.
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