Henry L. Joy

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Henry Joy
Member of the Maine House of Representatives for the 9th District
In office
December 4, 2002 – December 2010
Preceded by Sally Landry
Personal details
Born (1933-11-26) November 26, 1933 (age 83)
Macwahoc, Maine
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary
Residence Crystal, Maine
Alma mater Hillyer College, Ricker College, University of Maine
Profession Retired

Henry L. Joy (born November 26, 1933) is an American politician and retired teacher from Maine. Joy is a Republican from Crystal, Maine. He was first elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 1992, which was the 116th Legislature, and served in every consecutive Legislature except for the 120th Legislature, when he made an unsuccessful bid for governor of Maine, after which he served as a Selectman for the town of Crystal, and was returned to the 121st Legislature in 2002, re-elected in 2004 and 2006.

In October 1997, Joy announced that he would seek the Maine Republican Party's nomination for Governor in 1998.[1] In the June 1998 primary, he finished in 2nd place of 3 candidates, behind James B. Longley, Jr.[2]

Joy's House District included Bancroft, Crystal, Dyer Brook, Haynesville, Hersey, Island Falls, Linneus, Ludlow, Merrill, Mount Chase, New Limerick, Oakfield, Patten, Sherman, Smyrna, Stacyville, Weston and Plantations of Glenwood, Macwahoc, Moro and Reed, plus the unorganized territories of North Penobscot (part, including Herseytown Township) and South Aroostook (including Benedicta, Molunkus and Silver Ridge Townships).

He attended Hillyer College, in Hartford Connecticut, from 1951–1953, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Ricker College in 1963, and a Masters in Education from the University of Maine, at Orono in 1976.

Joy was an educator in Island Falls, Maine from 1963–1969 and from 1972–1974, Superintendent of Schools, CSD #9, 1976–1981, and a teacher with Maine Administrative School Administrative District #25 (MSAD #25), from 1981–1992, after which he retired from teaching.


  1. ^ Lagasse, Mary Anne (October 24, 1997). "County's Henry Joy To Run For Governor". Bangor Daily News. p. B1. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Primary Election Results - June 9, 1998 - Governor, Republican". Secretary of State of Maine. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 

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