FRANKLIN A SEVERANCE MALS’73, an educator and administrator, died Dec. 31, 2014. He was 75. A graduate of Harvard University, he earned master’s degrees at Wesleyan and at the Muskie School of Public Service. He served with the U.S. Army National Guard. His long teaching and administrative career included positions at schools in Nigeria, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maine. In addition to his career in education, he served as a chief deputy sheriff of Fairfield County (Conn.), assistant commissioner for the Connecticut Department of Insurance, and regulatory board coordinator for the State of Maine. He also volunteered with a variety of non-profit organizations. His wife, Irene Severance, survives, as do his son; two brothers, including John B Severance MALS’69; several nieces; and four stepchildren.

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