Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 445


Charles J. “Charlie” Micoleau was born on February 2, 1942 in Englewood, New Jersey. He attended Bowdoin College, graduating in 1963. He earned a master’s degree in International Relations at Johns Hopkins University in 1965, and received his J.D. from George Washington University in 1977. Micoleau worked in Maine for an anti-poverty program in 1965, and eventually worked his way into the Maine Democratic Party ranks. He was a scheduler for Senator Muskie’s 1970 Campaign, and became the Administrative Assistant from 1975 to 1977. He currently practices law in the firm of Curtis, Thaxter, Stevens, Broder, and Micoleau.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Muskie in the 1970s; Vietnam War; My Lai Massacre; May Day demonstrations; Kent State College killing; Nixon administration paranoia; October 1972 speech; Nixon dirty tricks; CREEP; Carter-Muskie relationship; anecdote about writing legislation in 1960s; and the 1973 law night school-Vietnam anecdote.

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.