Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Don Nicoll

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 250


Martha Muskie was born December 17, 1958 while the Muskies were living in the Blaine House. She graduated from high school in 1976 and attended the University of Maine. She graduated in 1980, the same year her father was selected as Secretary of State. She completed her master’s degree in social work, and worked for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Washington, D.C. Martha passed away from lupus at the age of 47 on January 2, 2006.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: 1968 vice presidential campaign; China Lake, Maine; 1968 National Democratic Convention in Chicago; the Secret Service; trip to Virgin Islands with Humphreys and meeting Nixon; 1972 campaign; Muskie’s environmental issues that interested her; Bob Monks; Secretary of State years; harassment by Iranian college students; Muskie’s later career; and Martha’s relationship with her father.

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.