Quotes by: Edmund S. Muskie

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Edmund Muskie
58th United States Secretary of State
In office
May 8, 1980 – January 20, 1981
President Jimmy Carter
Deputy Warren Christopher
Preceded by Cyrus Vance
Succeeded by Alexander Haig
Chair of the Senate Budget Committee
In office
January 3, 1975 – May 8, 1980
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Fritz Hollings
United States Senator
from Maine
In office
January 3, 1959 – May 7, 1980
Preceded by Frederick Payne
Succeeded by George Mitchell
64th Governor of Maine
In office
January 5, 1955 – January 2, 1959
Preceded by Burton Cross
Succeeded by Robert Haskell
Personal details
Born Edmund Sixtus Muskie
(1914-03-28)March 28, 1914
Rumford, Maine, U.S.
Died March 26, 1996(1996-03-26) (aged 81)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Resting place Arlington National Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jane Gray (1948–1996)
Children 5
Alma mater Bates College
Cornell University
Religion Roman Catholicism[1][2][3][4]
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1942–1945
Rank Lieutenant
Battles/wars World War II

Looking at yourself through the media is like looking at one of those rippled mirrors in an amusement park.
Edmund S. Muskie
You have the God-given right to kick the government around - don't hesitate to do so.
Edmund S. Muskie
In the heat of our campaigns, we have all become accustomed to a little anger and exaggeration. Yet, on the whole, our political process has served us well.
Edmund S. Muskie
It's funny. Of all the jobs I've been ambitious for, this is one that never crossed my mind.
Edmund S. Muskie
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