Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 308


Michael H. Michaud was born January 15, 1955 to James Michaud, Sr. and Geneva (Morrow) Michaud. He grew up in Medway and later moved to East Millinocket, Maine. After graduating from high school, he began working at the Great Northern Paper Company mill in Millinocket and became vice president of the local paper workers’ union. Mike was elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 1980 and to the Maine Senate in 1994, becoming its president in 2000. He has been involved in legislation concerning education, health care, unions and environmental protection, among other issues. He was elected a U.S. Congressman from Maine’s Second District and sworn in January 2003.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: environmental protection; Democratic Party in Maine; Maine Legislature (1975 to 2001); highways and roads; paper mills and unions; Great Northern Paper Company; education funding; the Maine University system; and health care.

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.