Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Don Nicoll

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 097


Donald R. Larrabee was born in Portland, Maine on August 8, 1923 and grew up there. His parents were Henry C. and Marion Larrabee. He attended Syracuse University, and joined the Army Air Corps during World War II. He moved to Washington where he became associated with The Griffin News Bureau, the news bureau where he spent his entire career and that he eventually owned. The bureau covered all the news in Washington and news specific to Maine. He later left the news bureau to work for Governor Longley and subsequent governors.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: newspaper industry and coverage of Muskie; Muskie’s environmental protection work; urban planning and development; Campobello Commission; traveling with Muskie; Maine delegation; Maine politicians; and Muskie’s temper.

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.