Wilfrid Landry papers (MS 79)

Abstract: Scrapbook kept by Hon. Wilfrid A. Landry, mostly documenting his political activities during his years as mayor of Biddeford (1937-1940). Contains clippings, photographs, and other ephemera. Also contains family material, including greeting cards from his children and family pictures.

Biography: Wilfrid A. Landry (1889-1960), lifelong Biddeford resident, businessman, and former mayor. One of 14 children born to Joseph and Melvina (Gendron) Landry of Biddeford, Landry was educated in local schools. He operated Wilfrid Landry Furniture at 23 Alfred Street, Biddeford for 35 years, retiring in 1958. He served as city treasurer in 1936, and then as mayor from 1937-1940. He was a member of multiple fraternal organizations in the city and served on various boards and committees, including Webber hospital, Biddeford-Saco Water Company and Pepperell Trust Company. He died less than an hour after he had been elected president of the Pepperell Trust Company. He was married to Pauline (Ryan) Landry (1902-1940), a nurse, with whom he had two children: a daughter Patricia Ann Landry and a son Wilfrid Paul Landry.


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