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|Edmund Sixtus Muskie
Senator, Vice-Presidential Candidate, Secretary of State
Born in Rumford, Maine, on March 28, 1914.
Married Jane Frances Gray on May
Died in Washington, D.C., on March 26, 1996.
Attended public schools in Rumford.
Served on U.S. Navy destroyer escorts
in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters during World War II.
Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in
1939, and to the Maine Bar in 1940.
Member and secretary of the Waterville
Board of Zoning Adjustment, 1948-1955.
Elected to the Maine House of Representatives, 1946,
1948, and 1950.
Governor of Maine, 1955-1959.
Elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate,
1958, 1964, 1970, 1976;served January 3, 1959 to May 7,
Unsuccessful candidate for Vice-President, with Hubert Humphrey,
Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Jimmy Carter, May
8, 1980-January 18, 1981.
Resumed practice of law, in Washington, D.C., after Carter's term ended.
Served on the "Tower Commission," which investigated the "Iran-Contra Affair," in 1987.
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