Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 165


James Tierney was born on April 27, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in Brunswick, Maine and took advantage of the proximity to Bowdoin College by sitting in on classes and studying in the library. He earned his B.A. at the University of Maine, Orono, then married and attended University of Maine Law School while also serving in the Maine House of Representatives. He started a law firm, primarily representing labor, and was appointed State Attorney General in 1980.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Maine legislature 1946-1949; Office of Price Stabilization(OPS); 1954 gubernatorial campaign; 1976 Senate campaign; Muskie’s 80th birthday party in Washington, DC; several Muskie anecdotes; and Brunswick and Lisbon Falls communities.

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.