Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 161


Georgette Berube was born in Lewiston, Maine and attended parochial school, graduating from Lewiston High School. She also attended the Auburn, Maine School of Commerce. In 1970 she was the first woman elected to the Maine legislature from Lewiston. She served in the Maine House of Representatives until 1982, at which time she ran for governor and lost in the primary. She served in the Maine Senate from 1984-2000.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: environmental protection; Prestile Stream, Aroostook County; Great Depression in Lewiston, Maine; ethnic tensions; Lillian Caron and other women in local politics; Louis Jalbert; Lewiston mills; Lewiston Public Library; women’s roles increasing in Maine legislature since 1970; nursing homes in Maine; and Ernest Malenfant.

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.