Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 083


Evelyn Dubord was born in Oregon, Illinois on August 25, 1921 to Ethel (Morrow) and Charles Parnell. Her mother was a college-educated housewife, and her father a railroad tower operator. Her family lived primarily in Galesburg, Illinois, where Evelyn attended public schools. She completed two years of art school at the American Academy of Art, and then was hired in New York City as a commercial artist. In New York, she met an Air Force Lieutenant by the name of Richard Dubord, whom she married. She moved to his hometown of Waterville in 1945. Mr. Dubord became a successful Waterville area lawyer, a partner with Bob Marden in the firm of Marden and Dubord. He was active in Maine Democratic politics and was elected Mayor of Waterville 1954.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: the Great Depression in the Midwest; the Dubord family; Waterville from an outsider’s perspective; Marden & Dubord law practice; Muskie’s circle of friends; and Muskie’s influence on Maine.

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.