Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 441


Ann Cohen was born in Old Town, Maine, on November 23, 1944. Her mother, Eunice M. Cushing, was a nurse, and her father, Frank S. Cushing, worked for the Army. Because of her father’s occupation, Cohen’s family moved around New England. She went to college at the University of Maine at Orono and then got her master’s degree at the University of Southern Maine and a second master’s at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in the field of Library Science. Cohen got to know Edmund Muskie when she was an intern in Washington and observed him in the Senate. At the time of this interview, Cohen was a high school history teacher in Bath, Maine. For many years she was a participating teacher in the Muskie Scholars Program at Bates College.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: family and educational background; connection to Edmund Muskie; recollections of being an intern in Washington, D.C.; and the Muskie Scholars Program.

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.