Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Don Nicoll

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 257


Dan Lewis was born February 3, 1944 in New York City, New York to David Lewis and Muriel Ozar (sp?). He attended Yale Law School and began his legislative career as an assistant to Senator Tydings in 1969. In 1971 he began working for Senator Muskie’s office both on policy issues and the 1972 campaign. After the 1972 primary loss, he joined the Arnold & Porter law firm, where he was still employed at the time of this interview in 2001.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: family background; committee work with Senator Tydings; meeting Senator Muskie; 1972 campaign; briefing sessions anecdotes; “old school” senators; and Muskie as a mentor.

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.