David Richards joined the Margaret Chase Smith Library staff as assistant director in 1996 and became director in 2012. Prior to his appointment at the Library, David served as executive secretary of the Androscoggin Historical Society in Auburn, Maine, and curator of collections at the United Society of Shakers in New Gloucester, Maine. David earned his B.A. in History from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, his M.A. in New England Studies from the University of Southern Maine, and his Ph.D. in History from the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of Poland Spring: A Tale of the Gilded Age. His e-mail address is email@example.com.
Angela Stockwell, Collection Specialist
The honor of longest tenure at the Library goes to Angela Stockwell. Angie came to work as Senator Smith's personal secretary in 1983. After Senator Smith’s death in 1995, Angie’s responsibilities grew to include staff photographer and newsletter coordinator. She assists staff members with school field trips as well. Continuing the research mission of the Library, Angie deals primarily with students and scholars from across Maine and the country who are conducting research. She has catalogued and reviewed the thousands of records in the collection and is available to assist anyone wishing information on Margaret Chase Smith. Angie attended Husson University in Bangor, Maine. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynnette Gravel King, Administrator
Lynnette King joined the staff in 1990 as executive secretary/receptionist. Since 2000, her duties have primarily concentrated on the administrative needs of the Library, including accounts payable, contracting with vendors, and serving as a liaison with the University of Maine. Additionally, she lends administrative support to programs such as the Maine Town Meeting. She also works with visiting school groups, teaching students about the remarkable life of Senator Smith and the special function of the Library. Lynnette worked very closely with Margaret Chase Smith, who inspired and encouraged her to become involved in community service. Her service work is extensive. She is a past member of GFWC/Semper Fidelis Club, founding member and first president of GFWC/The Dove Society, past president of Women’s Legislative Council of Maine, current member of GFWC Maine, Futurama Foundation Trustee, and a lector at Notre Dame de Lourdes Church. She also visits nursing home residents with her border collie, Sidney, who is a certified therapy dog. Lynnette is a graduate of Beal College.
John Taylor, National History Day State Coordinator & Museum Assistant
John Taylor moved to Maine from Indiana in December 2011. The following February, he began volunteering at the library. That turned into a permanent position in April 2013. John brings extensive historical experience to the position. He earned his B.S. in History and Political Science from Indiana State University and holds a M.A. in American History and Popular Culture from Indiana University Indianapolis. John is the State Coordinator for National History Day (NHD) in Maine and represents New England on the NHD Executive Council of Coordinators. He also assists in educational programming and the creation, installation, and maintenance of museum exhibits. John is currently on the Board of Directors for Maine Archives and Museums. Previously, he served as a docent at the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home in Indianapolis and worked both at the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana Historical Bureau. His area of specialty is the Cold War with a particular interest in comedy and music of the 1950s and 60s. John may be reached at email@example.com
Amos Reid, Facilities Maintenance
Amos Reid came aboard on a part-time basis in 2011 to take care of facilities maintenance duties. He is a graduate of Thomas College. In his off-duty hours, he umpires youth baseball games and manages family real estate holdings. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Gregory Gallant, Director Emeritus
Gregory Gallant began coming to the Margaret Chase Smith Library soon after the facility opened in 1982 to research his University of Maine dissertation, "Margaret Chase Smith, McCarthyism, and the Drive for Political Purification." His work so impressed Library director Dr. James C. MacCampbell that he hired Greg as an assistant in 1984. Three years later, Greg became the new director of the Library, a position that he held until 2011. Dr. Gallant recently published a biography of Senator Smith, which is also a cultural history of the United States during the Cold War, Hope and Fear in Margaret Chase Smith’s America: A Continuous Tangle.