Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 184


Anthony “Tony” Wayne Buxton was born in Augusta, Maine on December 19, 1946 and grew up in Readfield, Maine. His father Wayne Wilson Buxton, an artist and writer, and his mother Margaret (Murray) Buxton, an artist and teacher, both came from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tony attended Bowdoin College, then served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970. He received his law degree and began working for the firm of Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios in 1980. He co-founded the Energy Law Institute. Tony has served for both the Democratic State Committee and the Democratic Party as Treasurer and Chair.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Readfield, Maine community; Bowdoin College professors; Vietnam War; Maine Democratic Party; Maine politics; 1968 vice presidential campaign; 1972 presidential campaign; George Mitchell campaign; Ken Curtis administration; Central Maine Power (CMP); 1980 senatorial appointment; and Joseph Brennan.

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.