Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 283


Campbell Niven was born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 11, 1929 and moved to Brunswick, Maine when he was two years old. He attended Hebron Academy and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1952. He worked for Dupont Corporation in Delaware from 1952 to 1954. He was drafted in 1954 and was stationed in Europe with the Army until 1956. In 1961 he became publisher of the "Brunswick Record" and the "Bath Daily Times", which he then combined into the "Times Record", which he published until his retirement in 1999.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Bowdoin College; fraternities; the Dupont company; history of local papers: "Times Record" "Brunswick Record" "Bath Times" "Maine Record"; Margaret Chase Smith; Brunswick area history and political atmosphere; Muskie on the campaign trail; Muskie after losing the nomination in 1972; and Nixon dirty tricks.

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.