THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES JOSEPH SEWALL AND KENNETH M. CURTIS TO THE ROOSEVELT CAMPOBELLO INTERNATIONAL PARK COMMISSION
The President, yesterday, announced his intention to appoint Joseph Sewall to serve as a Member and Kenneth M. Curtis to serve as an Alternate Member of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission.
Mr. Sewall of Maine, presently serves as an Alternate Member of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission. He is Chairman of the James W. Sewall Company, a forestry, engineering and resource consulting firm based in Old Town, Maine. Mr. Sewall also serves as Member and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Maine Maritime Academy. Mr. Sewell served as President of the Maine State Senate from 1975 - 1982.
Mr. Curtis of Maine is a partner in the Portland law firm of Curtis, Thaxter, Stevens, Broder, and Micoleau. Mr. Curtis served as Governor of Maine from 1967-1975. He is the former United States Ambassador to Canada, a position he held from 1979-1981, and former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
The Roosevelt Campobello International Park was established by an international treaty between the United States and Canada in 1963. Under the treaty a joint commission was created and charged with administering the Park. The Park is located on the southern end of Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt vacationed on Campobello over a period of 56 years. The purpose of the park is to commemorate the memory of President Roosevelt, as well as, reinforce the positive relationship between the United States and Canada.