Amanda Merrill

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Amanda Merrill
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
from the 21st district
In office
Preceded by Iris Estabrook
Succeeded by Martha Fuller Clark
Personal details
Born (1951-05-09) May 9, 1951 (age 63)
Amesbury, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Kenneth Fuld
Children Anna Fuld
Sam Fuld

Amanda Merrill (born May 9, 1951) is a Democratic former member of the New Hampshire Senate from Durham, serving from 2008 to 2012.[1] She represented Senate District 21, which comprised Dover, Durham, Epping, Lee, and Rollinsford. Merrill served on the Education; Election Law and Veteran's Affairs; Energy, Environment and Economic Development; and Wildlife, Fish and Game and Agriculture committees in the Senate.[2]

Early life[edit]

Merrill was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts. She attended public schools in South Hampton and Hampton, New Hampshire, graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1974, and received a Ph.D. from Dartmouth College in 1978.[1] She taught psychology in the Massachusetts university system and worked as program associate in the undergraduate research program at UNH.[2]


Merrill served in the New Hampshire House from 1989 to 1998, including a term as Deputy Democratic Leader, and was a House policy staff member during the 2007-08 biennium.[2]

Her community and non-profit service has included membership on the Durham Planning Board and the boards of the UNH Alumni Association, the Audubon Society of New Hampshire, and the Granite State Conservation Voters Alliance.[3] She also worked as visual arts coordinator for the Mill Pond Center for the Arts.[2]


Merrill has lived in Durham for over 30 years with her husband, Kenneth Fuld, a long-time UNH faculty member currently serving as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.[2]

They have two children, Anna and Sam Fuld, a major league outfielder for the Oakland Athletics. They also have a grandson, Charlie.


  1. ^ a b "Senator Amanda A. Merrill (NH)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved August 31, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Senator Amanda Merrill, D-Durham; Senate District 21". New Hampshire Senate. Retrieved August 31, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Amanda Merrill". Retrieved August 31, 2009. 

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