Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 276


Larry Harpe was born on October 17, 1914 in Rumford, Maine. He was in the same class as Ed Muskie in the Rumford school system. He went on to become a welder, and served in the Navy during World War II. He has been very active in his community, and served as the Rumford Fire Chief for over twenty years.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: family background; Lucille Abbott; the draft; Oxford Paper Mill; serving as Fire Chief; Edmund S. Muskie; Rumford, Maine community; George Mitchell; class reunion; and the Senior Citizen Club.

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.