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January 9, 2014

Impressive longevity in the School Committee

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Former Mayors Edward G. Molin and Henry Graf Jr. also served on the School Committee, but after they served as mayor.

Several of the city’s medical doctors have taken an interest in the schools and served as members of the School Committee.

Dr. Edward D. Swiss served for 12 years starting in 1962.

Dr. Elizabeth Rogers came on the committee in 1938 and served for four years.

Dr. Carlton Bullard served three years in the 1920s and Dr. Frank Snow gave three years in the 1930s, followed by Dr. Frank Stockwell in the 1940s for three years.

In 1952, Elizabeth Blake became the first woman to serve as vice chairwoman.

In closing, I want to mention that the first woman to be elected to public office in Newburyport was Hannah E. Lunt. Hannah was elected to the School Committee as one of the two representatives on the committee from Ward 4 in 1887. She must have been well-liked, as she served for five years in an era when women could not vote but could run for office.

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Joe Callahan is a former fire chief of Salisbury who is interested in historical accounts of the area.

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