Monday, February 14, 2005

Susan McLane, 1927-2005

Former state senator Susan McLane of Concord died at a Concord hospice center.

Sen. McLane was a tough and tenacious fighter for the causes she believed in, yet always handled herself with civility and dignity. The NH political community will be a lesser place without her presence.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Sen. McLane's family. Last year, I had the pleasure of getting to know Susan's daughter, Ann McLane Kuster, through the Kerry campaign and as a result of tapping her knowledge of NH adoption law. Ann's dedication and good heart are a testament to the mother who raised her.