Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 180


Thomas E. Delahanty, II was born in Lewiston, Maine on June 6, 1945 and raised in the Lewiston community. He is the son of Thomas Delahanty I and Jeanne (Clifford) Delahanty. His father was a political activist, Congressional candidate, Muskie supporter, and Maine superior court Judge. He attended St. Michaels College in Vermont and University of Maine Law School. He was on the County Democratic Committee and the State Democratic Committee. He replaced George Mitchell as U.S. Attorney. He is currently a superior court judge in Auburn, Maine.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: 1954 Maine gubernatorial campaign; anecdote about political consultant for Democrats in 1954; 1980-81 Secretary of State; Democratic Party in Maine; Clifford and Delahanty families and political involvement in Lewiston/Auburn, Maine; personal recollections of 1954 campaigns; Maine Democrats; “Caucus in a phone booth”; and prejudice.

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.