Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 340


Brownie Carson was born on November 15, 1947 in Lexington, Virginia to Robert J. and Elizabeth Carson. He grew up in the Shenandoah Valley and vacationed in Maine. He graduated from Bowdoin College and the University of Maine School of Law. When Muskie was Senator, Carson was among a group of anti-war Vietnam veterans. He also served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam. Carson took part in the Edwards Dam removal ceremony in July 1999. He worked at Pine Tree Legal Assistance from 1977 to 1983. At the time of the interview, he worked for the Natural Resources Council of Maine.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Carson’s family, educational, and military background; Anti- Vietnam War recollections; political involvement with Hathaway and Muskie; Muskie/Hathaway environmental work and legislation; and the Natural Resources Council 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.