Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Don Nicoll

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 078


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: personal background;1960s Maine political recollections; 1960s Maine Welfare Department; 1965-1966 Maine Legislature; Ed Pert; Ken Curtis’ political battles with the Legislature; Ken Curtis; Democratic Party progression; creating a slate of Democratic candidates; Humphrey-Muskie; 1970 election; and discussion of Muskie as a campaigner.

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.