Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Don Nicoll

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 320


Anne Pringle was born in Providence, Rhode Island on April 19, 1947, and grew up in a suburb of Providence called Barrington. She graduated from Connecticut College for Women in 1969 with a major in Government and an emphasis on American History. She married Harry Pringle, and they moved to Boston, where she worked for the Bank of Boston. In 1973 they moved to Maine and Anne became Treasurer of the Maine State Housing Authority from 1973 to 1977. She then worked for the Maine Savings Bank, where she became a vice president, and was active in city politics. She helped obtain the UDAG grant to build the Portland Museum of Art and improve Congress Square. In the early 1990s she was elected city councilor and for one year served as Mayor of Portland. She served on the Maine Commission on Legal Needs, which Senator Muskie chaired.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Maine Commission on Legal Needs; UDAG; Portland Museum of Art; Muskie’s speaking abilities; Portland, Maine community history; Democratic Party in Maine; and Pine Tree Legal Services.

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.