Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Jim Ross

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 001

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of Muskie’s early life, including: information about his parents, such as their religious and political beliefs; his father’s work as a tailor; the economic and social conditions of his childhood; his relationship with his siblings; his extra curricular activities as a high school student, such as playing basketball; funding his college and graduate school education; working at Bates and during the summers between College; and his enrollment in the Navy.

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.