Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 425


Dennis Violette was born on May 22, 1947 and raised in Van Buren, Maine in a bilingual family. His parent’s were Elmer Hector Violette and Marcella (Belanger) Violette. He has a brother, Paul. He attended the seminary for 2 years of college, then decided to switch his course of study and graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Political Science. He works for a land management company in Bangor, Maine.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Van Buren, Maine community; Elmer Violette; Glen H. Manuel; Allagash Wilderness Waterway; Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC); and the World War II generation.

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.