Governor Burton M. Cross

Burton M. Cross

DATE OF BIRTH:  November 15, 1902
PLACE OF BIRTH:  Gardiner
DATE OF DEATH:  October 22, 1998
PLACE OF DEATH:  Augusta
PROFESSION:  Florist, Insurance, Stock Broker
POLITICAL AFFILIATION:  Republican
TERM IN OFFICE:  1) December 25, 1952 – January 6, 1953
2) January 8, 1953 – January 6, 1955
FIRST LADY:  Olena R. Moulton

QUOTE: There is a great deal of concern over the conditions at the State School for the Deaf in Portland. The buildings are obsolete, a distinct fire hazard, and facilities are greatly inadequate to handle the pressure of a mounting enrollment in this field. I recommend strongly two major changes in regard to this institution: First, that its administration be transferred to the Department of Education as this is an educational not a welfare program; second, that a new site, more suitable for a school of this type, be set up outside the city where conditions will be more in line with proper educational procedure.

Inaugural Address, January 8, 1953

OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: Augusta Common Council, Augusta Board of Aldermen, State Representative, State Senator (Senate President)

FURTHER READING:

McKay, Clarence F., Sr.  Remembering The Governor.  Augusta: St. Mark’s Church, October 25, 1998.

Modern Maine.  New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1951, Vol. 3, p. 327-328.

 

 

 

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