Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Don Nicoll

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 390


John Freshman was born July 6, 1946 in Miami Beach, Florida. His father, Desmond Freshman, was in the Foreign Service, so he spent his early education in Germany and his high school years in Maryland. He worked for Senator Richard Schweiker, Vermont governor and then Congressman Robert Stafford and Senator Edmund S. Muskie. He was and is very active with issues of air and water pollution, especially “clean water” issues.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: National Commission on Water Quality; and the 1972 Clean Water Act.

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.