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The Office of State Historian
Since its establishment by the Maine Legislature in 1907, the Office of State Historian has adapted to the changing needs of Maine’s historical community. Six individuals have held the post during its first century: Henry S. Burrage, Augustus F. Moulton, Edward K. Gould, Thomas M. Griffiths, Robert M. York, and Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.
Amended in 1999, the law which currently defines the Office of State Historian is as follows:
The Governor shall appoint the State Historian. The State Historian must be a resident of the State, a member of an historical society in the State and distinguished as a researcher, writer, lecturer or teacher of Maine history. In making the appointment, the Governor shall consider any recommendation for the position by the Maine State Cultural Affairs Council. The term of appointment for the State Historian is 4 years or until a successor is appointed and qualified. Reappointment is permitted.
The duties of the State Historian are:
You may contact the State Historian at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.
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