Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Mike Richard

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 119


Leonard Saulter was born May 22, 1926 in Waterville, Maine to Harry and Elaine (Howell) Saulter. His father worked in the woods for the Conservation Corps and his mother worked as a nurse’s assistant. Leonard attended Waterville Public Schools. After high school, he served in the Army Air Corps for two years and then went to prep school at Coburn Classical in Waterville. Following one year of prep school, Leonard went to Bowdoin College where he majored in Economics. Next, Saulter was hired to work for Hathaway Shirt Company in the Sales and Merchandising department, and was later promoted in New York and Atlanta. Leonard eventually became President of Hathaway. After sixteen or seventeen years of being the president for Hathaway, Leonard went to work for Guilford’s of Maine. He is a contributor to the Waterville Boys Club. Leonard now lives in Oakland, Maine with his wife Shirley.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: personal and family background; Waterville community; Bowdoin College experience; work at the Hathaway Shirt Company; Muskie social times in Waterville; and skiing with Muskie.

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.