Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 336


James G. “Jim” McLoughlin, Jr. was born October 17, 1919 and grew up in Roselle, New Jersey. He attended Abraham Clark High School, one of the country’s first six-year schools, then college for two years before entering World War II for three and a half years. He spent two years at the American Theater and a year travelling through Maine to write for McGraw Hill’s magazine, Textile World. He worked for Gannett Broadcasting Company selling radio advertisements, started the Foreign Press Program and managed communications of Maine’s Regional Medical Program. He moved to Maine permanently in 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: environmental protection; foreign relations; media and journalism; music and theater in Maine; the Foreign Press Program; the Regional Medical Program; Haven Whitesides; Edmund S. Muskie; and Jim McLoughlin’s aunts.

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.