Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Don Nicoll

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 181


Jeanne Delahanty was born on March 22, 1916 in Lewiston, Maine. She attended Lewiston High School and then went on to Georgian Court College where she graduated in 1937. Jeanne married Thomas Delahanty in 1942, also a resident of Lewiston. After their marriage, Tom briefly worked for the FBI in New York City before returning to Lewiston where he was appointed to the Maine Superior Court. Jeanne has been strongly connected to both Maine and national judicial politics for most of her life. She is the daughter of a United States District Court Judge, and the mother of a Maine Superior Court Justice. Throughout her life, Delahanty stayed active in the community of Lewiston serving on many boards and committees.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: family background; political background; Lewiston politics; Tom Delahanty, her husband; Tom’s run for Congress; meeting Ed Muskie; John Delahanty; Dan McGillicuddy; Ed Muskie as a candidate; and Eleanor Roosevelt’s visit to the Delahanty house.

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.