Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Don Nicoll

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 347


Tony Lake was born on April 2, 1939 in New York City to Gerald and Eleanor Lake. He was raised in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He attended college at Harvard, Cambridge, and Princeton. His undergraduate major was American History. His graduate work included International Economics, Foreign Policy, and International Relations. He was a Staff Assistant for Henry Cabot Lodge and a Special Assistant to Henry Kissinger as a Foreign Service Officer. Most of his career is related to foreign policy.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: personal background; education and early career in Vietnam; trips to Israel, Egypt and Moscow with Muskie; Muskie’s involvement with foreign policy; counter-punching; work on the 1972 Senate campaign; and dirty tricks.

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.