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state education commissioner

Harold Raynolds, American state education commissioner. Avocations: reading; gardening; cross-country skiing; theater; music M C.


Raynolds,, Harold was born on February 7, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Harold and Dorothy (Smith) Raynolds.


Bachelor of Science, Cornell Univercity, 1948;Master of Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1953;postgraduate, New York University, 1968-1969.


Superintendent schools, Cape Elizabeth School District, Maine., 1969-1974;superintendent schools, Portland School District, Maine., 1974-1979;commissioner education, State of Maine, Augusta, 1979-1983;commissioner education, State of Alaska, Juneau, 1983-1986;commissioner education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1986-1991;interim superintendent, Windsor Control Supervisory Union School District, Woodstock, Vermont, 1991-1992;vice chair, Windsor Control Supervisory Union School District, Woodstock, since 1993;superintendent, Springfield (Vermont) School District, since 1994.


  • Avocations: reading; gardening. Cross-country skiing. Theater; music M C.


Member school committee, Pomfret, Vermont, since 1993. Member Vermont Senate, 1965-1966. Chairman Vermont Board Education, Montpelier, 1963-1968.

Trustee University Maine, Orono, 1979-1983. Democratic candidate for United States Congress, Vermont, 1962. Staff sergeant United States Army, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations.

Member American Association School Administrators, Chief State School Officers, Hemlock Society of Vermont (president since 2002), Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, gardening, cross country skiing, theater, music.


Married Ann Richards Ellis, June 1950 (divorced 1968). Children– Christopher, Timothy, Madeline, Dorothy, married Patricia Adele Miller, January 20, 1973 (deceased 1996).

Harold Raynolds,

Dorothy (Smith) Raynolds,

Ann Richards Ellis

Patricia Adele Miller

Christopher Raynolds,

Timothy Raynolds,

Madeline Raynolds,

Dorothy Raynolds,

married Patricia Adele Miller Raynolds,

January 20 Raynolds,

1973 Raynolds, (deceased 1996)