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N.H. Governor Selects New Schools Chief

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Lame-duck Gov. Craig Benson of New Hampshire has nominated a new state education commissioner.

A spokesman for the outgoing governor confirmed last week that Mr. Benson’s choice for the job is John Graziano, the superintendent of the 1,750-student Newfound school district in New Hampshire’s lakes region. If confirmed, he would replace Nicholas Donohue, whose term officially ended Nov. 15.

Mr. Benson, a Republican, lost his bid for a second term as governor last month to Democratic businessman John Lynch.

The state’s Executive Council is set to take up Mr. Graziano’s nomination on Dec. 15.

Vol. 24, Issue 15, Page 21

Published in Print: December 8, 2004, as N.H. Governor Selects New Schools Chief

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