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Maurice K. Goddard

Born: Sep 13, 1912

Death: Sep 14, 1995

Birthplace: Lowell

Nationality: United States

Maurice K. Goddard

Date of Birth : Sep 13, 1912
Date of Death : Sep 14, 1995
Birth Place : Lowell

Maurice K. Goddard was the driving force behind the creation of 45 Pennsylvania state parks during his 24 years as a cabinet officer for six governors of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States. Maurice K. Goddard was born on September 13, 1912 in Lowell, Massachusetts. His family moved around during his childhood so that he lived in Kansas and Toronto before finally settling in Portland, Maine. Goddard received a B.S. in Forestry from the University of Maine in 1935. He held a teaching position in forestry at The Mont Alto School of Forestry in Franklin County, Pennsylvania from 1935-1937. He left in 1938 to receive his Masters in Forestry from the University of California at Berkeley. He served under the direct command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower in the United States Army during World War II, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star. Following his discharge from the Army, Goddard returned to his career in forestry. He accepted a position as the director of forestry at The Mont Alto School of Forestry.

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