Alice Eileen Bernier Lander was born on October 31, 1923 in Waterville, Maine, the youngest of ten children. Alice graduated from the public school system in Waterville in 1942 and met her husband, Charlie, whom she married in 1946. Alice and Charlie moved to Portland, Maine in 1964 and Alice became involved with Muskie’s Senate campaign. Charlie did a lot of driving for the Muskies in the 1960s and 1970s. Both Alice and Charlie were present in Washington, DC during Muskie’s vice-presidential and presidential campaigns.
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Richard, Mike, "Lander, Alice oral history interview" (1999). Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection. 203.