The Author at the Poorhouse Cemetery


Photo Courtesy of The Post-Star, Glens Falls, NY



Richard M. Wilson


Richard M. Wilson was born in Cambridge, New York in 1920.  He spent all his early years there, graduating from Cambridge Union School in 1938.  In December of 1940 he joined the Navy and remained, between the regular Navy and the Naval Reserve, for the next 25 years before retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer. He always worked in the electronics field, both in the Navy and with the General Electric and Square D Companies.

Upon retirement he returned to the Washington County area and now resides in South Glens Falls, New York.  Always having a keen interest in the history of the region, he remains active in various local historical groups.  In 1998 he was presented the James R. Cronkite Award by the Washington County Historical Society.  He has compiled and edited several publications including:   

                                           The Valley Called Camden
            The Memorial of Ashgrove and the Ashgrove-Cambridge
                                      Methodist Episcopal Church


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