Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Don Nicoll

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 344


John Philip Wogaman was born March 18, 1932 in Toledo, Ohio to Donald Ford Wogaman and Ella Louise Kilbury Wogaman. He attended community college in East Arizona, then went to the College of the Pacific. He received his doctorate degree from Boston University. He was on the faculty of the Union Seminary in Matanzas, Cuba. After the seminary, he went on to teach at the University of the Pacific and the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He was chosen to be the chairperson for the Methodist Task Force and the treasurer of the Nestle Infant Formula Audit Commission. At the time of this interview he was at the Foundry United Methodist Church.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: family and educational background; Nestle Infant Formula Audit Commission (NIFAC) and World Health Organization Code; Nestle boycott; Methodist Task Force and the Muskie Commission; Muskie arguments and temper stories; disagreements with Muskie; and Nestle infant formula abuses in Thailand and around the world.

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.