Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 175


Anthony “Tony” Karahalios was born August 9, 1919 in Lewiston, Maine to Nicholas and Christine Karahalios. He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1937 and Bentley College in 1941, then served in World War II flying troops and cargo carrier planes in the Pacific theater. He was an accountant for 50 years. Tony had close ties with the Lewiston/Auburn business community and knew many Republicans and their views. He was active in statewide campaigns including Frank Coffin’s and Tom Delahanty’s campaigns. He was treasurer of Frank Coffin’s campaign. He was married to Marisse Botiggi Karahalios.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: personal background; Lewiston, Maine; Greek community; 1952-1954 Maine Democratic Party; 1954 Maine gubernatorial campaign; 1968 vice presidential campaign; Frank Coffin; serving as Treasurer of the 1956 campaign; and Olympia Snowe.

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.