Marc Moreau was born in 1948 in Lewiston, Maine. His family is French Canadian, and the part of town where he grew up was a pocket for French-speaking people. It was referred to as a "Petit-Canada." Lewiston's economy centered on textile mills. All of his grandparents and both of his parents worked in the mills during their lives. His mother later became a nurse during World War II, and his father served in the army during that time but later returned to the mills. Moreau has a younger sister and brother. He delivered French newspapers as a boy and attended a grade school run by Dominican nuns. He attended Brothers of the Sacred Heart High School. He became an avid trumpet player at a young age and received a full scholarship to study music at the University of Connecticut. However, he realized that his musical skills did not match those of the other students, so he began to look for a different interest. He found one in philosophy, and proceeded on to Temple's doctoral program for philosophy. While at Temple he fought the draft for Vietnam and met his first wife. They divorced after six years and he met and married his current wife, Juliet. Juliet has two children from her first marriage, but he considers her children's children his grandchildren. At the time of the interview, he was chair of the philosophy department at La Salle University.
Moreau, Marc A. Ph.D. and Wagner, Elizabeth, "Interview of Marc A. Moreau, Ph.D." (2008). All Oral Histories. 39.
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