Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 362


Cecil Edward Burns was born May 6, 1918 in Rumford, Maine and grew up in Mexico, Maine. His parents were John R. and Rose (Paradis) Burns. His father, John, was a mill worker and tax collector, and his grandfather was a brick mason and helped build the Oxford paper mill. His brother, John, was a priest in the church that the Muskie family attended in Waterville, Maine.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: family background; Rumford community history; Mill towns in Maine; and the Oxford Paper Company.

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.