When you think of Maine leaders, who do you think of? 


“I’m in Washington DC. I’m working for a Congressman and John Kennedy is President. It was so new. It was such a special time. It was a short time overall but for the age I was, just so many things. I loved it. I just loved it.”

On semester break from college in December 1962, my Mom got the phone call that she had received an internship assignment to work for Maine Congressman Stanley Tupper at his office in Washington D.C. She’d start on February 1st

Diane O’Donnell, was 20 years old and a junior studying history and government at the University of Maine in Orono. She had spent her Freshman and Sophomore years at the University of Maine at Portland (UMP, which later merged with Gorham State College and was renamed the University of Southern Maine in the 1970’s).