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Richard Herbert Thibedeau

Richard Herbert Thibedeau, American environmental planner, administrator. Recipient Massachusetts Citation for Outstanding Performance, 1988, Massachusetts Certified Performance, State Governor, 1990.


  • Thibedeau, Richard Herbert was born on April 2, 1942 in Needham, Massachusetts, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1964. Master of International Relations, University Pennsylvania, 1967. Master of Regional Planning, Harvard University, 1974.


    • Field representative Cooperative American Relief Everywhere, Sri Lanka, 1967-1970, assistant county director Korea, 1971-1972. Chief private land planning Adirondack Park Agency, Ray Brook, New York, 1974-1978. Deputy director Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management, Boston, 1978-1980.

      Chief planner Massachusetts Division Water Resources, 1981-1987, director, 1987-1990, Bureau Resource Protection Department Environmental Management, Boston, 1990—2002. Reservist Federal Emergency Management Agency, since 2002. Chairman Connecticut River Flood Control Commission, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut, 1993-1994.

      1st lieutenant United States Army, 1964-1966, Korea.


    Treasurer Christian Service Committee Old North Church, Marblehead, since 2009. Member American Planning Association (Distinguished Leadership award Northeast chapter 1989), Governor Proclamation for Excellence in Public Service 2002, United States Department of Agriculture Certified of Appreciation,2002, American Institute Certified Planners (certified), Appalachian Mountain Club (committee chairman 1986—2002).



    Hiking, skiing, kayaking.


    • Married Susan McAllister Richardson, November 8, 1986 (deceased Sep. 22, 2007); children: Susan, Richard, Catherine, Julie, Billy.
    • spouse: Susan McAllister Richardson
    • children: Susan Thibedeau
    • Richard Thibedeau
    • Catherine Thibedeau
    • Julie Thibedeau
    • Billy Thibedeau
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    Born April 2, 1942
    (age 75)
    • 1964
      Georgetown University
    • 1967
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1974
      Harvard University
    • 1967 - 1970
      Field representative Cooperative American Relief Everywhere
      Sri Lanka
    • 1974 - 1978
      chief private land planning Adirondack Park Agency
      Ray Brook, New York, United States
    • 1978 - 1980
      deputy director, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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