Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 191


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: 1954 gubernatorial campaign; electrical utility reform; environmental protection; Maine Republican Party; G.I. Bill; women in politics; George Mitchell after 1974; term limits; and Muskie’s personality, style and relationships.

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.