Fern Pontbriand was born August 2, 1928 in Auburn, Maine. He attended the University of Maine at Orono, graduating in 1950 with a degree in business. He returned to Auburn to work in the family hardware store and gas station, then spent two years in the service from 1951 to 1953 as an office personnel clerk for the Corps of Engineers. He again returned to Auburn to the family business. He ran for the State Legislature in 1960 and won. In 1967, he began working at Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn and became a partner in 1975 and then the owner in 1988. Pontbriand was also involved in various civic activities around the Lewiston and Auburn areas, such as the Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club. He passed away in 2003.
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.
L'Hommedieu, Andrea, "Pontbriand, Fern oral history interview" (2002). Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection. 329.