Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 333


John W. White was born in Auburn, Maine and grew up on Whiteholm Farm. His parents were Marion J. (Wellman) and Harold Sewall White. His father was a farmer and Bowdoin graduate. His mother attended Bates for one year, and John graduated from Bates College in 1939. He majored in Economics and was on the swim team. He was a farmer until 1977, and then bcame involved in real estate. At the time of this interview he was president of the Androscoggin Historical Society.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Bates College in the 1930s; mother’s story of leaving Bates College; Model Cities in Lewiston; community history of Lewiston and Auburn, Maine; Mount David; Frank Coffin; White family genealogy; Red Sox; and William P. Frye, who was his grandfather.

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.