Governor Edmund S. Muskie, left, addresses 5,000 people at the Bangor Auditorium as, left to right, Chamber of Commerce secretary Norbert X. Dowd, Tommy Dorsey, Louis Bellson and Jimmy Dorsey (back to camera) look on.
BDN file photo by Carroll Hall
Senator Edmund S. Muskie was the principal speaker at a meeting of the Bangor Chamber of Commerce at the Pilots Grill.
Mickey Blanchette | BDN
Edmund Muskie and wife Jane
Senator John F. Kennedy reaches to shake hands with enthusiastic greeters following his address at the Bangor fairgrounds. At the candidate's left is Sen. Edmund S. Muskie of Waterville.
Edmund Muskie drives the Governor Muskie Ferry. April 21, 1979
Jack Lotus photo
Edmund Muskie. May 23, 1989
Edmund Muskie, Stephens High School. 1932
BDN file photo
Sen. Edmund Muskie December, 1978
100 years ago today Edmund Muskie was born. A Rumford native, Muskie served as Maine’s governor from 1955 until 1959. He was a member of the U.S. Senate from 1959 to 1980 and served under President Jimmy Carter for a year starting in 1980 as Secretary of State. Muskie died at the age of 81 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Here is a selection of photographs of Muskie from the Bangor Daily News archives.