Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Mike Richard

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 120


Harold “Hal” Pachios was born July 12, 1936 in New Haven, Connecticut and grew up in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He attended CEHS, Kent School (CT), Princeton, and Georgetown Law. He served for two years on a Navy transport ship, worked for the Peace Corps Organization as a congressional liaison, then held many different positions in the government including working for the Democratic National Committee, VISTA, White House Staff (as associate White House press secretary), Department of Transportation, and Muskie's vice presidential campaign. He later practiced law in Portland, Maine.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: the Greek Community in Maine; 1964 and 1968 Democratic National Conventions; 1968 vice presidential campaign; the Peace Corps; George Mitchell; Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency; and the time period after Muskie’s primary defeat.

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.