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Kendall French Wiggin

Kendall French Wiggin, American state librarian. Recipient Emerson Greenaway award, Library. Community, New England.


  • Wiggin, Kendall French was born on August 21, 1951 in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Ralph M. Junior and Frances (Miltimore) Wiggin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University New Hampshire, 1974. Master of Science in Liberal Studies, Simmons College, 1975.


    • Library. Litchfield (New Hampshire) Public Library., 1975. Director Merrimack (New Hampshire) Public Library., 1975-1983. Coordinator technical services Manchester City Library., 1983-1990.

      State library New Hampshire State Library., Concord, 1990-1999, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, since 1999.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member management team Connecticut History Online Project. Member Online Computer Library. Center Member Council.

    Chair Connecticut Communications on Educational technology. Board director American for Library. Council; board judges Sarah Josepha Hall award.

    Member advisory board Webjunction. Member American Library Association, Association Specialized and Cooperative Library. Agencies, Connecticut Library.

    Association, New Hampshire Library. Association, Chief Officers State Library. Agencies, Chief Officers State Library.

    Agencies in North-East, American Philatelic Society.



    Stamp collecting/philately, gardening.


    • Married Elaine M. Elliott, June 2, 1973 (divorced January 1989). Children: Sara, Douglas. Married Laura A. Larson, May 26, 1990 (divorced May 26, 1990).

      Children: Lindsey, Tess. Married Patricia Copes, September 5, 2004.
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    Born August 21, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1974
      University New Hampshire
    • 1975
      Simmons College
    • 1975
      Library Litchfield (New Hampshire) Public Library
    • 1975 - 1983
      director, Merrimack (New Hampshire) Public Library
    • 1983 - 1990
      coordinator, technical services Manchester City Library
    • 1990 - 1999
      state library New Hampshire State Library
      Concord, North Carolina, United States
    • 1999
      state library New Hampshire State Library
      Hartford, Connecticut, United States