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  2. Edmund Muskie - Wikipedia

    Edmund Muskie. Edmund Sixtus Muskie [a] (March 28, 1914 – March 26, 1996) was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 58th United States secretary of state under president Jimmy Carter, a United States senator from Maine from 1959 to 1980, the 64th governor of Maine from 1955 to 1959, and a member of the Maine House of ...

  3. Edmund Muskie | American politician | Britannica

    Edmund Muskie, in full Edmund Sixtus Muskie, (born March 28, 1914, Rumford, Maine, U.S.—died March 26, 1996, Washington, D.C.), American Democratic politician who served as governor of Maine (1955–59), U.S. senator (1959–80), and secretary of state (1980–81) in the cabinet of Pres. Jimmy Carter. After graduating cum laude from Bates ...

  4. Ed Muskie’s tears in New Hampshire helped sink the Democrat’s ...

    A fake letter helped sink the 1972 candidacy of Maine Sen. Edmund S. Muskie — part of a dirty tricks effort waged by the Nixon re-election campaign

  5. How Ed Muskie’s Disastrous Presidential Campaign Changed ...

    How Ed Muskie’s Disastrous Presidential Campaign Changed Maine Politics Forever. Wiping away what may or may not have been tears, the Maine senator and brief presidential front-runner dooms his primary chances — while shaping a generation of Maine leaders. Muskie’s opponents, one New York Times writer proclaimed in 1970, “think of Maine ...

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  6. 8 reasons why Edmund Muskie ’36 was an amazing political ...

    1. On the campaign trail, Muskie was more a preacher, less a debater. Muskie is often framed as a fierce rhetorical combatant. And why not: He was a great debater at Bates and a legend in the U.S. Senate. “The Muskie legend is that he was a great debater who had a superb legal mind.

  7. The Earth Day Pioneer Nobody Remembers - Scientific American ...

    Edmund Muskie was the leading environmentalist in Congress in 1970, so it was not surprising that he was invited to be the keynote speaker at the first Earth Day gathering in Philadelphia.

  8. Biography | Archives | Bates College

    Edmund Muskie died in 1996, and was interred in Arlington National Cemetery. See a video of Muskie speaking about the Iran-Contra affair here. In this recording taken during a 1990 interview, Muskie recalled his negotiations a decade earlier as U. S. Secretary of State to free the U. S. hostages in Iran.

  9. Remembering Ed Muskie's 1968 run for vice president

    (NEWS CENTER Maine) — Fifty years ago, Aug. 29, 1968, Maine Sen. Edmund Muskie became the Democratic nominee for vice president. Below we'll look at how a politician from a small state, who was unknown to most Americans, was tapped for a national ticket in that tumultuous year.

  10. Edmund S. Muskie Biography - Facts, Childhood, Family Life ...

    Edmund Sixtus Muskie was a distinguished American politician who held imminent positions in his political career spanning over 3 decades. He was the 58th United States Secretary of State, under President Jimmy Carter. He also served as a United States senator from Maine, as the 64th governor of Maine, and as a member of the ‘Maine House of ...

  11. Edmund S. Muskie (1914-1996) - United States Department of ...

    As chair of the Subcommittee on Environmental Pollution of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, Senator Muskie established himself as the Senate's leader in environmental legislation, shepherding the 1963 Clean Air Act and the 1965 Water Quality Act to passage.

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