Democrat who served as the seventieth Governor of Maine from 1979 to 1987. He lost the governorship when he ran for his third term.
He served as a District Attorney before staring his political career in 1965.
He was also a member of the House of Representative from Maine from 1987 to 1991.
He has two adult children, John and Patrick, with ex-wife Norma Jane Brennan.
He was appointed as the commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission by President Bill Clinton in 1999.