Alice Nute was born July 25, 1915 in Houlton, Maine. Her father was a forester; her mother was a teacher who graduated from Bates. Nute went to Ricker Junior College and worked in the Kerry Library in Houlton. She moved to Augusta after college and worked in the state law library from November 15, 1943-May 12, 1978. When she retired, her title at the library was “Deputy Law Librarian.” She married Floyd Thomas Nute, who was Muskie’s press secretary around 1954 when Muskie was governor of Maine.
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