Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 233


Larry Hobart was born in Silverton, Oregon in 1931. He won a competition to be an intern to U.S. Senator Richard L. Neuberger from Oregon and went to Washington, D.C. After interning for a year, he earned his master’s degree in public administration at the University of Michigan and then returned to Washington, D.C. to work as Senator Neuberger’s legislative assistant, which he did until the Senator died in 1960. From there, he worked for the American Public Power Association.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Hobart’s early career in Washington, D.C.; Hobart’s encounters with Ed Muskie; Muskie’s dedication to the environment; American Public Power Association; Muskie as he compared to other politicians; and Muskie’s presidential campaign and the possible reasons for its failure.

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.