Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 324


Joseph “Joe” Gray was born in Providence, Rhode Island on September 15, 1944. He grew up in Providence and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. Gray began working for the Model Cities program in Portland in 1969 and about a year later, transferred to the Portland Renewal Authority. He eventually became Planning Director and at the time of this interview was the City Manager of Portland, Maine.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Model Cities Program in Portland; 1970s urban renewal; and Portland, Maine community history.

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.