Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 430


Edward Kelleher was born on June 27, 1941 in Bangor, Maine to James H. Kelleher and Florence L. (Soucy) Kelleher. He grew up in Bangor and graduated from John Bapst High School. He served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1968 to 1984.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: World War II; ethnic makeup of Bangor, Maine; family background; Big Box voting; political makeup of Bangor; 1968 Maine campaigns; Maine legislature, 1968 to1984; Muskie gubernatorial race; going to church with Muskie; Ralph Owen Brewster; the Cohen family; Bill Hathaway; John Martin; and Louis Jalbert.

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.