Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 068


Lawrence “Larry” Stuart was born in Hallowell in 1909. His father was principal of Cony High School and superintendent of schools in Augusta where they lived until 1923. He attended Melrose High School; Bowdoin College from 1928 to 1930; and Tufts College, graduating in 1932 with a Bachelor’s degree in science and education. He taught school in Plymouth, Maine, served as principal and teacher for three years at Pennell Institute in Gray, Maine, and as principal at Hallowell School, Southwest Harbor High School, Cape Elizabeth High School (1949-1951), Madison High School, and Rangeley High School (one year). He also served as a Department of Fish and Game Conservation educator and director of State Parks in Maine.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Bates College (Barbara Stuart, sister, president of Women’s Association when Ed Muskie was president of Men’s Association); Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor during World War II during which they were subject to black outs; Conservation Education Campus, Bryant Pond; Conservation Education dynamics of the University of Maine; Maine State Parks Department; Faust Couture; forest fire districts; cooperative efforts in conservation education; Civilian Conservation Corps or Bankhead Jones Farm Tenancy Act (farmland, Camden Hills, St. George, Mt. Blue) during the Depression; and the trip to the Allagash.

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.