AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Governor Paul LePage described Governor John Reed as a great man.
LePage talks about Reed when he gives tours of the Blaine House. Reed was president of the state Senate in 1959 when Governor Clinton Clauson died. Reed was next in line and took the oath of office that same day. He was a Republican and made his living as a potato farmer in Aroostook county.
"I met him when I was campaigning for governor out at Belgrade Lakes," LePage told NEWS CENTER. "He was a wonderful, wonderful man. He was just a great governor, great person. And the reason I admire him so much, he told me that day when I was leaving, it was before the primaries, and he says, 'Son, you're going to win.'