County judge feted at retirement

Posted 9 February 2015 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
retired Orleans County Historian

ALBION – It is believed this picture was taken in early 1960 at a retirement party for Francis A. Sturges, Orleans County Judge, in the center. He served from 1951 to 1959.

Others in the photo include, from left: Carl I. Bergerson, superintendent of Albion schools; Archie Chapman, representing Sheret Post No. 35 of the American Legion, in which Judge Sturges was a member; Judge Sturges; Judge J. Kenneth Serve, who succeeded Francis Sturges, serving until 1973 as County Judge; and the Rev. Dr. Joseph L. Sullivan, minister of the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church, in which Judge Sturges served as a long-time member and trustee.