Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 148


Julie (Chaput) Gosselin was born in Lewiston, Maine. She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1942. Julie worked on the social page at Sun-Journal and married Hal Gosselin in July 1946. She has served as president of Auxiliary at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Maine newspapers; Hal Gosselin; “Lal” Lemieux; Louis Philippe Gagne; Faust Couture; WCOU; Hal’s involvement in Chamber, Junior Chamber, Elks Chamber, United Fund, Bates Manufacturing, CMMC, City Controller; Hal’s relationship with Margaret Chase Smith; attending Nixon and Johnson inaugurals with Hal; Hal’s impression of Muskie; Hal with John Beliveau ; Hal and public relations for Bates Manufacturing Company [Bates Mill]; Denis Blais; “Teas” (women and fund raisers); St. Mary’s May ball ; evolution of women’s group meetings; and Bates Mill potential.

Use Restrictions

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.