Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Don Nicoll

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 373


Jack C. Sando was born on November 25, 1940 in Washington D.C. to David and Edith Sando, Austrian immigrants who were both survivors of the Holocaust. They escaped from Vienna in 1938 and fled to the United States in 1940. Jack attended Harvard University and then Harvard Law School, where he became involved with the Democratic Party. After law school he went into civil practice. He began to work for Edmund S. Muskie during the 1970 senatorial campaign writing speeches.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: family background; escaping the Holocaust; educational background; becoming politically active; finding a job after law school; speechwriting; coming to work for Ed Muskie; writing speeches for Muskie; the process of speechwriting; difficulties of writing for Muskie; and Muskie’s contributions as a politician.

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.