Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Don Nicoll

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 080


Robert A. “Bob” Marden was born in Waterville, Maine on January 4, 1927. His parents were Harold Chesterfield Marden and Dorothy Harlow Marden. He attended Waterville high school and knew Dick Dubord, the Gray family and the Mitchell family. He went to Colby College for two years and the proceeded to Boston University law school. After he passed the bar, he returned to Waterville and became very close friends with the Dubord family, the Muskie family, and the Mitchell family. He was in the city council while Dubord was mayor and then became the county assistant attorney, the county attorney, state senate member and president of the senate. After his political career, he formed a law firm with Dick Dubord. He now works with his son in the same Mitchell and Dubord law firm.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: family history; Waterville history; personal accounts of Dick Dubord; personal memories of Edmund Muskie; personal account of the Gray family; personal account of the Jabar family; personal accounts of the Mitchell family, State legislative process, county attorney information; and Democratic vs. Republican debates 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.