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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 29, 1948.
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
Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1939, and to the
Maine Bar in 1940.
Member and secretary of the Waterville Board of Zoning
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,
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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