Several Mainers have run for president or vice president, a number of presidents, past presidents, and future presidents have had ties to the state or visited here, and, during campaign season, many presidential candidates and their family members have brought their campaigns to Maine.
While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.
Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.
Linn, president of the Linn Tractor Company, Morris, N.Y. The photo was taken at Presque Isle's airport in 1935. Linn was a native of Washburn.
… the Saco Bank from 1803-1825, he also served as president there from 1826-1833. He was director of the Manufacturer’s Bank from 1826-1830.