Dan Gwadosky

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Dan A. Gwadosky (February 16, 1954 – August 10, 2011) was an American politician from Maine. A Democrat, Gwadosky was first elected to the served Maine House of Representatives in 1978 at the age of 23 and served there for 18 years as well as 8 years as Secretary of State of Maine from 1997 to 2005.[1] Beginning in 2005, Gwadosky was appointed Director of the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations. He was Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives from 1994 to 1996.[2][3]

Personal and education[edit]

Gwadosky was born in Waterville, Maine[4] and grew up in nearby Fairfield, Maine, where he attended Lawrence High School. He earned a B.S. in Management and a M.A. in Computer Technology from Thomas College in Waterville. He was married to Cheryl Norton, who works for Sappi fine paper in Skowhegan. They have two children and lived in Augusta.[2] Gwadosky died in August 2011 of pancreatic cancer.[1]


  1. ^ a b Former Secretary of State Dan Gwadosky dies at 57 Portland Press Herald, August 11, 2011
  2. ^ a b Bureau Director Maine.gov
  3. ^ L'Hommediu, Andrea (January 18, 2002). "Interview with Dan Gwadosky". Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
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