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Herman Forrest Cole Edit Profile

also known as Woody Cole

park agency administrator

Herman Forrest Cole, American park agency administrator. Ordained cleryman United Church Christ.


Cole, Herman Forrest was born on August 4, 1931 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Herman Forrest and Mary Winona (Hazlett) Cole.


AB, West Liberty State College, 1956; Bachelor's Degree, University of Chicago Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1960.


Pastor, Riverside Salem United Church Christ, Buffalo, New York, 1963-1969; pastor, St. Stephen's United Church Christ, Clarence, New York, 1970-1974; executive director equal opportunity program, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1969-1971; assistant professor, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1969-1971; director office equal opportunity, New York State Department State, Albany, 1974-1975; coordinator winter sports, New York State Department State, Ray Brook, 1975-1980; bobsled announcer, marketing director, Mount Van Hoevenberg, Lake Placid, New York, 1980-1983; programs director, Gore Mountain Ski Center, North Creek, New York, 1983-1984; chairman, Adirondack Park Agency, Ray Brook, 1984-1993.


  • Ordained cleryman United Church Christ.


Secretary Adirondack Park Institute, Ray Brook, since 1992. Board directors Association Protection of Adirondacks, Schenectady, New York, since 1995, Lake Placid Center Arts, since 1993, Lake Placid Sinfonietta, since 1994. Director Lake Placid Olympic Organizing Committee, 1980.

Founding member Coalition for Action, Unity and Social Equality, Buffalo, 1967-1970. Chairman county Keene Valley United Church of Christ. Member of New York State Council United Church Christ (board directors).


  • Other Interests

    Music, stamp collecting/philately.


Married Roselea Mahon, September 10, 1955. Children: Mark Daniel, Martin Goeffrey, Deborah Lynn, Rachel Annual.

Herman Forrest Cole

Mary Winona (Hazlett) Cole

Roselea Mahon

Mark Daniel Cole

Deborah Lynn Cole

Rachel Annual Cole

Martin Goeffrey Cole