Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 335


David MacNichol was born April 18, 1932 in Eastport, Maine, the son of Alexander MacNichol and Genevieve (Roche) MacNichol. He attended the University of Maine in Orono where he majored in History and Government and graduate school at the University of Maine. He left college to serve in the Army during the Korean War. His mother, Genevieve, was the secretary to Dexter Cooper when the idea was conceived for the Passamaquoddy Tidal Project. His father, Alexander, was from Eastport and was the Commissioner of the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park. His brother, Alex, is a lawyer with the firm Jackson & MacNichol in Portland. MacNichol worked with his father at Campobello, and later became a banker.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Eastport, Maine history; MacNichol’s family, educational, and military background; his involvement with Campobello through his father, Alex; his experience with the Roosevelts and the Johnsons; Maine as a Republican state during Muskie’s gubernatorial years; the Muskie whiskey story; and experiences with Muskie at Campobello.

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.