Kenneth M. Curtis

Kenneth Merwin Curtis (born February 8 1931 in Leeds, Maine) is a former Democratic politician, and is currently a principal in the law firm of Curtis Thaxter Stevens Broder & Micoleau Limited Liability Company, P.A.

Curtis graduated with a B.S. from Maine Maritime Academy in 1952 and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy. He received his law degree from Portland University in Maine. Curtis received an LL.D. from Bates College in 1981.

An active politician, Curtis has been very involved in Maine's government. He was the Secretary of State of Maine from 1965-1966, before becoming Governor in 1967. He held that office until 1974. He was also notable as the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1977 through 1978.

After that, he served as U.S. Ambassador to Canada from 1979-1981. Curtis has, most recently, served as President of Maine Maritime Academy (an ocean oriented college). He was also Chairman of the Environmental Task Force of the National Governors’ Conference in the early 1970s. His religion is Protestantism.

Curtis is semi-retired, currently residing on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida.

As a registered voter in Florida, Curtis temporarily lost his superdelegate vote in the 2008 Presidential Convention due to the Democratic party not seating any delegates from Florida as a response to Florida moving its primary date before the earliest permitted date. Curtis, a supporter of Hillary Clinton's campaign for president, stated that he may not attend the convention. [cite news |title=Two of Maine’s Super Delegates Are Ineligible |first=Tom |last=Walsh |work=The Ellsworth American |date=2008-02-27 |url=http://ellsworthmaine.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13090&Itemid=31 ] [cite web |url=http://demconwatch.blogspot.com/2008/02/superdelegate-from-maine-moves-to-fl.html |title=Superdelegate from Maine moves to Florida - Superdelegate total now 794 |work=2008 Democratic Convention Watch |format=blog |date=2008-02-28 ] Subsequently the Democratic National Committee Rules and By-laws Committee voted to seat all Florida delegates, including super-delegates, but with only half-votes.

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* [http://www.curtisthaxter.com/attorney.php?i=48 curtishaxter.com] Kenneth Curtis biography


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