Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 064


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.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Griffin’s family history; the Bates Class of ‘36; life at Bates in the ‘30s; Muskie as classmate and friend; Lewiston since the ‘30s;a sense of community among class of ‘36 Batesies; her correspondence with Muskie.

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.