Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 412


Frank P. Wood was born in 1949 in Sanford, Maine. His father was Lawrence Wood, a farm machinery salesman, and his mother was Arlene Wood, a secretary and college administrator. He became interested in politics at an early age, working on campaigns throughout the 1960s. Frank served in the Maine legislature from 1977 to 1985, serving on the taxation and agriculture committees.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: family background; York County, Maine; 1977 to 1985 Maine Legislature; John Martin; campaign styles of Mitchell, Muskie, and Brennan; term limits in Maine; Vietnam War and anti-war activities; 1960 presidential campaign; 1964 presidential campaign; and the 1968 vice presidential campaign.

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.