June Griffin was born June Lovelace in Danbury, Massachusetts, on June 11, 1914. She came from a Quaker background and went to Bates like three of her siblings. She was in the class of 1936 with Senator Muskie and got to know him very well during her time at Bates. After her graduation, she continued to keep in touch with Muskie, often selling him her paintings, which he put up in his Washington offices because they reminded him of Maine. She married a Lewiston business owner and has lived in Lewiston since her graduation, except for frequent trips outside the country.
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