Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Mike Richard

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 130


Maurice Goulet was born September 13, 1923 in Portland, Maine, attended St. Dom’s Lewiston High School. He lost his hand in 1942 while working at the Hyde Willis Company in Bath, Maine, worked at Brunswick Naval Air Station, and then was a special student at Bates College in 1945. He worked with Life/Group Insurance, Central Maine Broadcasting System, a Consulting/Construction Firm, and as a Real Estate Appraiser. He was appointed to the Planning Board under Roland Marcotte and was involved with the Housing Authority and the Zoning Board of Appeals. He owned WCME and made it an FM station.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Waterville law practice; 1954 Maine gubernatorial campaign; 1957-1958 Muskie’s second term as governor; urban planning and development; Democratic Party in Maine; community history of Lewiston; first industrial park in Maine; Bates Mill textiles; ethnic intolerance (specifically involving Francos) in Portland, Boothbay Harbor, and Lewiston schools (Irish v. French tensions); Model Cities program; Robert Couturier; Goulet’s wife drove Longley’s Winnebago during 1974 gubernatorial campaign; and Goulet was Frank Coffin’s right hand man when he lost gubernatorial race in 1960.

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.