Muskie with Mitchell
Photos of Edmund Muskie with Senator Mitchell and others. Mitchell's relationship with Senator Muskie goes back to the 1960's when Mitchell joined Muskie's senate staff as an executive assistant. Mitchell worked on Muskie's 1968 vice-presidential and 1972 presidential campaign. Muskie encouraged Maine Governor Joseph Brennan to nominate Mitchell to fill the senate seat Muskie vacated for the Secretary of State position in 1980. Their friendship continued until Senator Muskie's death in 1996.