MAINE: Republican for Democrat

For tradition-loving Maine, Democratic Governor Clinton Amos Clauson lived a notably unorthodox political life. To begin with, he was not a Down-Easter at all; he came east from Iowa as a young man, set up practice as a chiropractor in Waterville, later prospered as a fuel-oil dealer, and was elected Waterville's mayor in 1956. Then, as a conservative Demo crat, he skyrocketed out of comparative obscurity in 1958 to win the Democratic gubernatorial nomination away from the candidate of the Democratic liberals, led by Maine's popular Governor Ed Muskie (now U.S. Senator)....

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