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James Duane Squires

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James Duane Squires, American judge, educator. Recipient George Washington Honor medal Freedoms Foundation, 1954; Granite State award University N.H., 1970; 3d of a Century award New London Service Organisation, 1970; William M. Beall award, 1976; Charles H. Pettee medal U. N.H., 1976; ABC Distinguished Service award, 1976; Robert Frost Contemporary American award for outstanding service to people of N.H., 1979.


Squires, James Duane was born on November 9, 1904 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States. Son of Vernon Purinton and Ethel Claire (Wood) Squires.


Graduate assistant; Students Guide to Localized History, 1966.


Teacher Dickinson (North Dakota) High School, 1925-1926. Graduate assistant University of Minnesota, 1926-1927. Professor of history State Teachers College, Mayville, North Dakota, 1927-1931.

Faculty history Colby-Sawyer College, New London, N.H., department chairman social studies, 1935-1970, chairman summer forum, 1942-1947. Visiting lecturer several colls. District judge Town of New London, 1959-1970.

History consultant.


  • Author numerous books, from 1935. Later publications include Mirror to America, 1952, Experiment in Cooperation, 1953, Community Witness, 1954, The Granite State: A History of New Hampshire, 1923-1955, 1956. And, The Story of New Hampshire, New York, 1964, New Hampshire: A, Students Guide to Localized History, 1966.

    Co-author: later publications include Western Civilization, review edit, 1945. Editor several books, brochures. Editorial committee, N.H. History Society President New London Hospital.

    Active several community orgns. as United Service Organizations, American Red Cross. Member regional advisory council National Archives. Member advising committee N.H. library association.

    Member N.H. Council for Humanities. President N.H. Council Churches and Religious Education, 1945-1948, Boys Club New London. Delegate 2d Assembly World Council of Churches, Evanston, Illinois, 1954.

    President N.H. Young Men’s Christian Association, 1944-1945, N.H. State Baptist Convention, 1946-1949. Member Board Edition and Publication American Baptist Convention, 1952-1961. Delegate North America conference on Faith and Order, Oberlin, 1957.

    Member Citizens advising committee United States Commision on Government Security, 1957. Chairman N.H. Civil War Centennial Commission, 1958-1981, N.H. Revolutionary War Bicentennial Commission, 1970-1981. Member Government's Task Force on State Problems, 1970, Committee for a New England Bibliography, Bicentennial Council 13 Original States.

    N.H. delegate-at-large Republican National Convention, 1952, 56, 64. Trustee Cathedral of Pines. Vice Chairman, Board Of Directors American Revolution Bicentennial Administration.

    Member N.H. Preservation Review Board, 1978. Chairman 200th Anniversary Planning Board for New London.


Member nat., state, local history societies, professional societies, American Baptist History Society (president 1968-1970).


Married Catherine Emily Tuttle, September 5, 1928. Children: Vernon Tuttle, James Wood.

Vernon Purinton Squires

Ethel Claire (Wood) Squires

Catherine Emily Tuttle

Vernon Tuttle Squires

James Wood Squires