Beverly (Miner) Bustin-Hatheway was born February 14, 1936 in Morrisville, Vermont. She grew up in Sebago Lake, Maine. Her parents were Don and Della Miner. Don was a “Jack of all trades” and Della raised sixteen children. As a child and adolescent, Beverly played sports, taught swimming at the Kiwanis Club, and managed the Standish Spa (drug store/soda fountain). She went to Washington, D.C. in 1955 and worked for the Veterans Administration for two and a half years as a secretary, then returned to Maine and married David Bustin. She came from Republican upbringings, but switched to being a Democrat when she married, and managed David’s campaign for the state legislature. She worked for Senator Muskie as a field representative. She graduated from Thomas College with a Business Education degree in 1970. She served in the Maine Senate in from 1979 to 1996, and later worked as a labor union staff representative. In 2007, she was Register of Deeds for Kennebec County, Maine.
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