Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Don Nicoll

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 367


Dolores Stover was born in Manhattan, New York on December 19, 1924 and grew up there, the oldest of ten children. Stover attended parochial school and then joined the Marine Corps in 1945. She was a magistrate in Virginia for seven years and then became Edmund Muskie’s secretary in 1972. Stover was later appointed Chief Clerk of the Post Office Committee. After that, she went to work for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), and then later became the personal secretary to Edward “Ted” Kennedy.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: family and personal background; working with Edmund Muskie; responsibilities as Muskie’s secretary; other members of Muskie’s staff; Muskie’s relationship with members of the Senate; Leslie Finn; jobs after working for Muskie; Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC); working for Ted Kennedy; and impressions of Edmund S. 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.