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Thomas Longstaff's Biography

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Full Name:

Thomas 'Tom' R. Longstaff




Wife: Cynthia; 5 Children: Thomas, David, Sarah, Anna, William

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Nashua, NH

Home City:

Waterville, ME



PhD, Literature, Columbia University, 1973

BA, Philosophy, University of Maine at Orono, 1964

MDiv, Biblical Languages & Literature, Bangor Theological Seminary, 1964

Councilor, City of Waterville, 2006-present

Representative, Maine State House of Representatives, District 109, 2010-2018

Co-Chair, Waterville City Charter Commission, 2004-2005

Moderator, Town of Unity, Maine, 1963-1964

Treasurer, City of Waterville Democratic Committee

Former Member, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, Maine State House of Representatives

Former Member, Engrossed Bills Committee, Maine State House of Representatives

Former Chair, Leaves of Absence Committee, Maine State House of Representatives

Former Member, Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Maine State House of Representatives

Member, Central Maine Emergency Response Team

Medical Technician, Delta Ambulance

Member, Maine National Guard

Volunteer Firefighter, Sidney Fire Department

Member, United States Marine Corps

Volunteer Firefighter, Unity Fire Department

Chaplain, Waterville Fire Department

Call Firefighter, Waterville Fire Department

Professor, Colby College, 1969-2003

Student Pastor, United Methodist Church, 1960-1964

Assistant Store Manager, F. W. Woolworth Company, 1957-1958

Salesman, Brewster Wallpaper Company, 1956-1957

Member, Board of Directors, Family Resources Council

Member, Board of Directors, Kennebec County Children

Chair, Member, Board of Directors, Mid-Maine Global Forum

Chair, Member, Board of Trustees, Bangor Theological Seminary

Volunteer, Inland Hospital

Volunteer, Maine General Hospital

President, Waterville Opera House Association

Member, Waterville Rotary Club

Number of Grandchildren:

6 Grandchildren