Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Jim Ross

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 007


Frank Anastasio was born in Rumford, Maine on October 4, 1913. He was the son of Sicilian immigrants. He grew up in the Rumford area and went to school with Ed Muskie. Frank was the oldest boy in the family and his father died when he was young. He began working at the age of 9 to support the family, and later married Diana and became a barber.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: family background; Frank’s childhood; going to work at age 9 for the family; school with Ed Muskie as friend; Ed Muskie’s characteristics, personality, and style; Muskie family characteristics and personalities; Ed Muskie’s likes; Ed Muskie in high school; Ed Muskie on the debating team; Ed Muskie’s education; times shared with Ed Muskie; and memories of Ed Muskie.

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.