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Edgar Thurlow Pitts

Edgar Thurlow Pitts, American writer, retired educator. Certified teacher, principal, superintendent schools Maine.


  • Pitts, Edgar Thurlow was born on September 5, 1919 in Rockport, Maine, United States. Son of George Edgar and Mildred Nettie (Thurlow) Pitts.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honours in Mathematics, University Maine, 1942. Diploma, United States Naval Academy, 1943. Master of Education in Administration, University Maine, 1953.


    • Mathematics teacher/principal Stonington (Maine) High School, 1946—1953. Principal Ellsworth (Maine) High School, 1953—1970. Supervising principal Five Towns School District, Western Hancock County, 1970—1973.

      Private mathematics teacher Eastern Maine, 1974—1982. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher, principal, superintendent schools Maine.


    • Co-author: Deer Isle Remembered, 1989, Stonington Past and Present, 1997. Author: Long Ago and Far Away, 1936-1945, second edition, 2001.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Founder, chairman Academy Recognition Commission, State of Maine, 1959—1963. Various ad hoc committee chairs state, regional and local education, Maine, 1960—1998. Past president, executive committee Main Teachers Association.

    Member of National Education Association, Maine Education Association (life), American Legion (post Commander 1997—2000), Masons, Phi Beta Kappa.



    Stamp collecting/philately, local and regional history, e-mail.


    • Married Elizabeth Knowlton, December 21, 1942 (deceased May 1993). 1 child Nathan Thurlow.
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    Born September 5, 1919
    Died April 28, 2007
    (aged 87)
    • 1942
      University Maine
    • 1943
      United States Naval Academy
    • 1953
      University Maine
    • 1946 - 1953
      Mathematics teacher/principal Stonington (Maine) High School
    • 1953 - 1970
      principal Ellsworth (Maine) High School
    • 1970 - 1973
      supervising principal Five Towns School District
    • 1974 - 1982
      private mathematics teacher, Eastern Maine