Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Mike Richard

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 127


Pauline K. Dawson was born on December 26, 1917 in Rumford, Maine to Christine Cyr and John Knauer. She was raised in Mexico, Maine and married Everett C. Dawson. She was secretary for the Oxford County Democratic Committee, and worked at the Oxford paper mill. She was one of five daughters. Her sister, Myrtle Milledge, was also interviewed for this project.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Rumford, Maine; Mexico, Maine; public school system; Oxford Mill; Democratic Party; Republican Party; Catholicism; stock market crash of 1929; and Ku Klux Klan (KKK) activities.

Use Restrictions

Copyright Bates College. This transcript is provided for individual Research Purposes Only; for all other uses, including publication, reproduction and quotation beyond fair use, permission must be obtained in writing from: The Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College, 70 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240-6018.