Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Mike Richard

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 132


John P. Mitchell was born on March 18, 1927 in Waterville, Maine. He attended Waterville schools and was active in the Boy’s Club and the football, basketball and baseball teams. He served in the military for two years at the end of WWII. He attended University of Rhode Island and became a basketball coach, coaching at Colby College at the time of this interview in 1999. He is the brother of Paul Mitchell, George Mitchell, and Barbara (Mitchell) Atkins, all of whom were interviewed for this project.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: the Boys’ Club of Waterville, Maine; Lebanese community; brother Senator George Mitchell; Central Maine Power; Colby College; WWII; Waterville Morning Sentinel; G.I. Bill; University of Rhode Island; and the Waterville, Maine community.

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.