Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 310


Peter N. Kyros, Jr. was born on August 21, 1948 in Kittery, Maine to Peter and Alice Kyros. His parents were of Greek ancestry. His father served in the U. S. Navy until 1954, attended law school, and returned to Maine where he began practicing law and politics, and later became a U.S. Congressman. Kyros attended public schools in Portland, Maine, and then Yale University. While at Yale, he worked on several campaigns including his father’s, Peter N. Kyros, Sr., and Edmund S. Muskie’s. He graduated from Yale in 1970 and University of Virginia Law School in 1975. He worked for Walter Mondale in 1976. He married in 1994. He passed away December 25, 2003.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: 1958 Senate campaign; 1968 vice presidential campaign; 1969 to 1972 presidential campaign period; 1970 Senate campaign; Democratic Party in Maine; driving stories; 1971 trip to Europe; and Muskie relationships with staff.

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.