Past Department Commanders

ALSO: PAST DIVISION COLONELS, PAST DIVISION COMMANDERS

 

 PROVISIONAL DIVISION OF MAINE

 1882 BVT. BRIG. GEN. ISAAC S. BANGS, JR. (USV)

  • Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Grand Army of the Republic
  • Organizer of the Sons of Veterans, U.S.A., in New England
  • Formed James A. Garfield Camp #1, Waterville, August 1882
  • Commander, 1stGrand Division (New England) w/rank of Bvt.Maj.Gen. 
  • Constitutional Life Member of the Commandery-in-Chief
 WATERVILLE
 1882 SIDNEY M. HEATH    provisional Division Colonel WATERVILLE

DIVISION/DEPARTMENT OF MAINE

 1883 FRANK P. MERRILL   1st  Col., resigned to accept C-in-C  AUBURN
1883 AUGUSTUS S. LIBBY elected by Special Encampment PORTLAND
1884 CHARLES H. RICE BANGOR
1885 JOHN C. BLAKE AUBURN
1886 EDWARD K. GOULD ROCKLAND
1887 THOMAS G. LIBBY VINALHAVEN
1888 WALDO H. PERRY PORTLAND
1889 CHARLES F. HUTCHINS BANGOR
1890 ANDREW C. CLOUDMAN SACCARAPPA (WESTBROOK)
1891 EDWARD C. MORAN ROCKLAND
1892 FRED E. FAIRFIELD AUGUSTA
1893 CHARLES L. MERRILL AUBURN
1894 ROBERT L. WHITCOMB [now Division Commanders] PORTLAND
1895 HENRY CHATTO ROCKLAND
1896 LLWELLYN L. COOPER AUGUSTA
1897 REV. ARTHUR M. SOULE PORTLAND
1898 GEORGE E. LEIGHTON SKOWHEGAN
1899 EDWARD H. SMITH WESTBROOK
1900 ELMORE H. COURSON BRUNSWICK
1901 FRANK L. BEALS AUBURN
1902 J. WARREN PHINNEY CUMBERLAND MILLS (WESTBROOK)
1903 ARTHUR L. ORNE ROCKLAND
1904 JOHN SHAW BATH
1905 CLARENCE H. CRAM AUGUSTA
1906 DARLING H. HAYES SANFORD
1907 GEORGE H. BANGS AUGUSTA
1908 W. HERBERT McCANN LEWISTON
1909 WILLIAM H. CRESSEY CUMBERLAND MILLS (WESTBROOK)
1910 CHARLES L. CHASE NEWPORT
1911 ERNEST G. WALDRON BANGOR
1912 FRED H. LEECH OAKLAND
1913 LLOYD L. HOOKER BATH
1914 WILLIAM O. COBB GARDINER
1915 OLIN P. AYER AUBURN
1916 JOHN C. HOWES AUGUSTA
1917 ALLEN L. CURTIS BELFAST
1918 RALPH H. BURBANK BIDDEFORD
1919 WILLIAM E. SOUTHARD BANGOR
1920 ROBERT A. CONY AUGUSTA
1921 FRANK C. AYER AUBURN
1922 BUEL L. MERRILL GARDINER
1923 WILLIAM W. JEWETT PORTLAND
1924 GEORGE N. POND BANGOR
1925 ALBERT B. DeHAVEN        C-in-C, 1957 SANFORD
1926 JESSE A. HALLETT          died in office OAKLAND
1926 LELAND H. WHITE   promoted from SVC to fill term PITTSFIELD
1927 J. MANLEY PATTERSON HALLOWELL
1928 FRANK A. WEBB      [now Department Commanders] BRIDGTON
1929 JOSEPH N. DAY BATH
1930 FRANK E. SMALL COOPER’S MILLS
1931 DR. CHARLES L. BUCK SOUTH PARIS
1932 LEONARD C. HOLSTON CUMBERLAND MILLS(WESTBROOK)
1933 LEON J. COLE BANGOR
1934 BYRON M. SAULTER BELFAST
1935 I. LESLIE CROSS ROCKLAND
1936 ALMON I. SPINNEY OAKLAND
1937 CHARLES C. WEBSTER SPRINGVALE
1938 HENRY TOWLE                   C-in-C, 1942 SOUTH PORTLAND
1939 HARRY W. WING MONSON
1940 GEORGE O. MELZARD BATH
1941 FRANK A. DOWNS BELFAST
1942 MAURICE J. WARNER BATH
1943 A. LAWRENCE CALDERWOOD  resigned Feb. 1944 PORTLAND
1944 MAURICE J. WARNER  Council Chair, Acting-D.C. ‘til Jun. BATH
1944 RALPH E. KNOWLES PITTSFIELD
1945 CHARLES C. YORK NORWAY
1946 HARRY WARNER BATH
1947 CLARENCE P. RENELL PORTLAND
1948 HENRY J. PATTEN AUGUSTA
1949 A. LAWRENCE CALDERWOOD PORTLAND
1950 VERNON W. MILLER BATH
1951 CHARLES F. MORTON AUGUSTA
1952 ROBERT C. HUNT NORWAY
1953 C. LLOYD HOOKER BATH
1954 NORMAN E. FOSSETT AUGUSTA
1955 LESTER C. CRENNER SANFORD
1956 MAURICE J. WARNER BATH
1957 DAVID E. GRINDLE BIDDEFORD
1958 CLARENCE P. RENELL PORTLAND
1959 REXFORD E. OLIVER WATERVILLE
1960 REXFORD E. OLIVER WATERVILLE
1961 WALTER B. JAMES BATH
1962 WALTER B. JAMES BATH
1963 LESTER D. NADEAU WATERVILLE
1964 EUGENE ESTABROOK BANGOR
1965 PHILIP W. HAMLIN PORTLAND
1966 PHILIP W. HAMLIN PORTLAND
1967 EUGENE ESTABROOK BANGOR
1968 JOHN F. OSBORNE BATH
1969 JOHN F. OSBORNE BATH
1970 JOHN W. WARNER BATH
1971 MAURICE J. WARNER BATH
1972 LESTER D. NADEAU WATERVILLE
1973 JOHN F. OSBORNE BATH
1974 ARTHUR J. HUNT SOUTH PARIS
1975 EDMOND BUTLER WATERVILLE
1976 VERNON REDDING BUCKFIELD
1977 CLAYTON C. VERRILL OTISFIELD
1978 EDMOND BUTLER WATERVILLE
1979 PERCY BUTLER             died in office WATERVILLE
1980 R. FRANK CALDERWOOD succeeded to DC& elected PORTLAND
1981 JOSEPH P. HURLEY PORTLAND
1982 STANLEY AYERS OAKLAND
1983 STANLEY AYERS OAKLAND
1984 ARTHUR DOE BANGOR
1985 STANLEY AYERS OAKLAND
1986 STANLEY AYERS OAKLAND
1987 OTIS EVANS OXFORD
1988 STEPHEN TAYLOR NORWAY
1989 BRUCE CALDERWOOD PORTLAND
1990 BRUCE CALDERWOOD PORTLAND
1991 KURT MARTIN PORTLAND
1992 KURT MARTIN PORTLAND
1993 OTIS EVANS OXFORD
1994 OTIS EVANS OXFORD
1995 PETER KANE SOUTH PORTLAND
1996 EDWARD TYLER SOUTH PORTLAND
1997 DENNIS GRAY NORWAY
1998 ROGER BEVERAGE YARMOUTH
1999 PAUL DIONNE, Jr. YARMOUTH
2000 LARRY SMITH WISCASSET
2001 ERIC BOOTHROYD PARKMAN
2002 KENNETH BUTTERFIELD 10 yrs Dept. Sec./Treas. SOUTH PARIS
2002 STEVENS BUNKER YARMOUTH
2003 D. RYAN KING II BANGOR
2004 D. RYAN KING II BANGOR
2005 JAMES W. BROWN GORHAM
2006 JAMES W. BROWN MINOT
2007 PAUL DIONNE, Jr.   YARMOUTH
2008 MORRIS BERRY  SPRUCE HEAD
2009 MORRIS BERRY  SPRUCE HEAD
2010 LARRY WILLIAMS HARPSWELL
2011 LARRY WILLIAMS HARPSWELL
2012 LARRY WILLIAMS  HARPSWELL
2012 DAVID GOWEN            10 yrs Dept. Sec./Treas. WESTBROOK
2013 STEPHEN MORGAN WESTBROOK
2014 CHARLES McGILLICUDDY AUGUSTA
2015 Scott A. Mairs OAKLAND
2016 David Sosnowski KENNEBUNK