MCKERNAN, John Rettie, Jr.

McKERNAN, John Rettie, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


McKERNAN, John Rettie, Jr., (husband of Olympia Snowe), a Representative from Maine; born in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, May 20, 1948; attended public schools of Bangor; B.A., Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1970; J.D., University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine, 1974; Maine Army National Guard, 1970-1973; member of the Maine state house of representatives, 1972-1976; lawyer, private practice; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1976 and 1984; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1987); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress in 1986; Governor of Maine, 1987-1995.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Hancock Historical Society

Hancock, ME
Papers: ca. 1985-1995, 2 file folders. The papers of Governor John McKernon, Jr. include news clippings, posters, and campaign materials.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videoreels, Videocassettes, and Sound Tape Reels: 1982-1990, 24 commercials on 20 videoreels, 12 commercials on 3 videocassettes, and 11 commercials on 2 sound tape reels. The commercials were used during John McKernan's campaigns for the 1982 and 1984 U.S. congressional elections in District 1 and the 1990 gubernatorial election in Maine, Republican Party.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

McKernan, John R. Making the Grade: How a New Youth Apprenticeship System Can Change Our Schools and Save American Jobs. Boston: Little, Brown, 1994.

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