Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Paul Brunetti

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 357


Christopher Welton Babbidge was born in Portland, Maine on March 14th, 1949. He is the son of Frank and Helene Babbidge and the grandson of Adah Burns Carnes Roberts, who was the vice chair of the Maine Democratic Party in 1954. Babbidge is a high school history and government teacher in Kennebunk, Maine. He is very active in the Maine Democratic Party, serving as a delegate to the state convention and is active in local government as well. For many years he was on the faculty of the Muskie Scholars program at Bates College.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: personal background; growing up in South Portland; political influences; relationship with Ed Muskie; electoral college; jobs after college; forming the Muskie Scholars Program; Ed Muskie’s interactions at the Muskie Scholars program; becoming politically active; starting as a teacher; Muskie’s tenure as Secretary of State; and Babbidge’s political involvement.

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.