150 Years - Events since April 1970

Since the completion of this work in April 1970, several changes have taken place.

William T. Logan, Jr. resigned as of July 1 to accept an appointment as a regional commissioner with the U. S. Office of Education.  Dr. Kermit S. Nickerson, on leave of absence as deputy commissioner of education, served as Commissioner as he had done previously on two occasions.

Dr. Carroll R. McGary, superintendent of schools in Westbrook, was elected by the State Board of Education in November to become Maine’s 22nd chief state school officer.  His appointment was effective January 1, 1971.

In August, Charles F. Bragg, II, completed his second term as chairman of the State Board and was succeeded by Christo Anton of Biddeford.

Staff changes and program developments continue at a rate which makes it impossible to keep any historical record of the State Department of Education current.