Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Mike Richard

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 140


Helen Carey was born in Waterville, Maine on March 2, 1932. Her family was Republican. Her father worked for the state doing survey and road work. She attended Mount Mercy School in Waterville. After she married Richard “Spike” Carey, Helen worked as a telephone operator. She and her husband lived in Ward Seven, of which her husband was co-chairman. Helen served as vice chairwoman for Ward Seven (which was almost entirely Democrat, French, mill workers and construction workers). Helen was also City Clerk for six years.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Malcolm Fortier; Ward Seven, Waterville, Maine; and Ed Muskie’s contribution to the state of Maine.

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.