On Thursday, February 12, 2015, Representative Paul K. Frost of Auburn along with Representative Kate Campanale of Leicester, offered a motion for the House of Representatives to adjourn in respect to the memory of former State Representative Albert L. Nash, who served in the House from 1965 to 1974.
The special memorial adjournment represents a very special honor which is bestowed upon all members of the House, both past and present, when they pass away.
“As a member of the House I appreciate his service to our region, our Commonwealth and our nation,” said State Representative Paul K. Frost (R-Auburn). “The special adjournment is a way for all former members to be formally mentioned from the rostrum and on the Massachusetts House of Representatives Floor one last time after they pass.”
“Mr. Nash was a remarkable man. He exemplified a character and commitment to public service that touched the lives of many,” State Representative Kate D. Campanale (R-Leicester) said. “His life-long devotion to his community, friends, and family will forever be remembered.”
Born and raised in Millbury, former Representative Nash relocated to Leicester, where he served as a State Representative from 1965 to 1974. He represented the towns of Auburn, Charlton, Leicester, Millbury, Oxford, and Paxton.
Mr. Nash served in the Army Air Corps before dedicating his life to public service. He served as Water Commissioner of Leicester in 1961 and was elected to the Board of Selectmen in 1964 where he served for 12 years. First elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1964, he served for five terms.