Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 303


John Bubier was born March 27, 1944 in Portland, Maine and grew up in South Portland, Maine. His father, Russell Bubier, worked for Maine Savings Bank. His mother, Vera Bubier, was a real estate broker. John attended South Portland High School and the University of Southern Maine. He worked for the Model Cities Program in Portland until 1974, then worked for Lion Ferry A/B (now known as the Prince of Fundy Cruises) doing commercial marketing and government relations with customs, immigration, and local permitting. In the late 1970s he was town manager of Boothbay Harbor. He served as director of the Greater Portland Council of Governments in 1990 and 1991 and in 1997, moved to Bath to become their City Manager.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Clean Air and Clean Water Acts; Model Cities in Portland; Portland City Council; Portland West Advisory Committee; diversity and poverty in Portland; Neighborhood Development Project; Portland Press Herald; Low Income People, Inc. (LIP); Southern Maine Economic Development District; neighborhood communities in Portland; and the development and economic problems and benefits of the Maine Mall in South Portland.

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.