Joseph Biernacki attended Bates College where he met Ed Muskie and they later became college roommates and lifelong friends, enjoying fishing and golfing. Their two families knew each other well over the years. Joe majored in economics and sociology and played baseball and football in college, graduating in 1936. He was active in democratic politics and was president of the Naugatuck, Connecticut Young Democrats Club from 1937 to 1939. He worked for the Uniroyal Chemical Company for most of his career. He was locally involved with the national Muskie campaigns of vice-president and president in 1968 and 1972 respectively.
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