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freelance/self-employed reporter , State legislator

Merilyn Patricia Senter, American former state legislator, freelance/self-employed reporter. Named Woman of Year, New Hampshire Business and Professional Women, 1983, National Grange Citizen of Year, 1992.


Senter, Merilyn Patricia was born on March 17, 1935 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Paul Barton and Mary Etta (Herrin) Staples.


Graduate, McIntosh Business College, 1955.


Secretary F.S. Hamlin Insurance Agency, Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1955-1960. Free lance reporter Plaistow-Hampstead News, Rockingham county newspapers, Exeter and Stratham, New Hampshire, 1970-1989. Member New Hampshire General Court, 1988-1996.


Member Highway Safety Committee, Plaistow, New Hampshire, 1976-2005. Board directors Region 10 Commission Support Services Inc., Atkinson, New Hampshire, 1982-1988, since 2003. Chairman Plaistow Area Transit Advisory Committee, 1990-1993, member, since 1994.

Active Development Disabilities Council, 1993-1999. Member Plaistow Board Selectmen, 1996-2005, chairman 2001, 04. Member Rockingham Planning Commission, since 1994.

Chairman, 2000-2001; board directors Greater Salem/Derry Regional Transportation Council, 2000^, chairman board, 2006.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: nature, grandchildren, handicapped issues.


Married Donald Neil Senter, April 23, 1960. Children: Karen Anne Senter, Brian Neil.

Paul Barton Staples

Mary Etta (Herrin) Staples

Donald Neil Senter

Karen Anne Hussey Senter

Brian Neil Senter