International Joint Commission-United States and Canada Nomination of Kenneth M. Curtis To Be a U.S. Commissioner.
The President today announced that he will nominate Kenneth M. Curtis, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, to be a Commissioner on the part of the United States on the International Joint Commission-United States and Canada. He would replace Victor Smith, resigned.
Curtis was born February 8, 1931, in Leeds, Maine. He received a B.S. from Maine Maritime Academy in 1952 and a J.D. from Portland University Law School in 1959. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean war.
From 1959 to 1960, Curtis was assistant to Congressman James Oliver, and from 1961 to 1962, he was with the Legislative Research Service of the Library of Congress. In 1963 and 1964, he was State coordinator for the Area Redevelopment Administration for Maine.
In 1965 and 1966, Curtis was secretary of state of Maine, and from 1967 to 1974, he was Governor of Maine. In 1975 and 1976, he practiced law in Portland, Maine. In 1977 he was chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Since last January, he has practiced law with the firms of Curtis, Thaxter, Lipez, & Stevens in Portland, Maine, and Millman & Broder in Washington.
Curtis was chairman of the New England Governors' Conference in 1969 and 1970, and chairman of the Environmental Task Force of the National Governors' Conference in 1970 and 1971. He was State Cochairman of the New England Regional Commission in 1969 and 1970.
Jimmy Carter, International Joint Commission-United States and Canada Nomination of Kenneth M. Curtis To Be a U.S. Commissioner. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/245289