Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 446


John Elias Baldacci was born January 30, 1955 in Bangor, Maine where he grew up. He graduated from Bangor High School, in1973; earned a B.A. from the University of Maine, Orono in 1986; and was a member of the Bangor city council from 1978 to 1981. He served in the Maine state senate from 1982 to 1994, and then was elected as a Democratic Congressman to the One Hundred Fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (serving January 3, 1995-January 3, 2003). In 2003, he became Governor of Maine; at the time of this interview, he was serving his second term.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: The Baltimore Restaurant; Muskie cigar story; Bangor, Maine politics; John Baldacci’s father, Bob; Ed Muskie as mentor; Murray family of Bangor; Kennedy event at Bass Park in 1960; and the Muskie family.

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.