Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Don Nicoll

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 387


Roy Sanford Belden was born June 24, 1963 in Meriden, Connecticut and grew up on a small farm in Canterbury, Connecticut. He is a Bates College graduate in the class of 1985. He interned in Senator Olympia Snowe’s office during one Short Term, doing case work in Maine. He moved to Washington, D.C. and interned with Senator Henry John Heinz III for a short time, then worked for Congressman Toby Roth for three-and-a-half years, during which time he
attended law school. In 1990 he was hired by Chadbourne & Parke where he first met and worked with Senator Muskie at the end of the Nestle Infant Formula Audit Commission (NIFAC).

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Bates College; Ed Muskie; working in Olympia Snowe’s office; working for Senator Heinz; law school; Nestle Infant Formula Audit Commission (NIFAC); and working with Muskie.

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.