Sanford W. Morhouse of Ticonderoga has been named vice president and president-elect of the Fort Ticonderoga Association. Morhouse will succeed current Fort Ticonderoga Association President Peter S. Paine, Jr. of Willsboro when his term expires.
Sanford W. Morhouse of Ticonderoga has been named vice president and president-elect of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.
Morhouse will succeed current Fort Ticonderoga Association President Peter S. Paine, Jr. of Willsboro when his term expires.
Morhouse’s election by the association board of trustees occurred during the annual fall meeting of the board Oct. 8.
Born in Keene Valley and raised in Ticonderoga, Morhouse graduated from Ticonderoga High School in 1962. He holds an undergraduate degree in history from Williams College and a law degree from Columbia University School of Law.
A trustee of Fort Ticonderoga since 2010, Morhouse is Of Counsel at the New York City law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP, one of the world’s largest international law firms. A partner since 1977 in Dewey Ballantine, LLP, a predecessor firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf, Morhouse chaired the real estate department and the private equity group of Dewey, Ballantine. He also co-chaired its corporate department and served for 20 years on the firm’s management committee. Morhouse served 10 years on Dewey Ballantine’s executive committee and two years as its co-chairman. During Morhouse’s tenure in the leadership of the firm, Dewey Ballantine opened offices in the Silicon Valley, Warsaw, Frankfurt, Rome, Milan and Beijing.
“I am delighted that Sandy will succeed me as president,” Paine said. “His commitment to the fort, strong community ties and extensive legal and not-for-profit experience will serve the fort well in the years ahead. I look forward to working with him to ensure an orderly transition of governance responsibility at the board level.”
“It is an honor and a privilege to serve on the Fort Ticonderoga board and to have an opportunity to contribute to the preservation and advancement of this national treasure,” said Morhouse. “Peter Paine, who led the institution through a time of crisis, is a remarkable leader. We can never repay him for all that he has done to revitalize Fort Ticonderoga. Through his hard work and that of a dedicated board, we have an outstanding executive director in Beth Hill. In my opinion, Beth is without equal in her field, and we are indeed fortunate to have her. I look forward to working closely with Beth and her dedicated staff on both the opportunities and the challenges before us.”
“Sandy’s passion for Fort Ticonderoga’s mission and community connection to Ticonderoga make him the ideal successor to Peter Paine as president of the Fort Ticonderoga board,” Hill said. “He has been a valued adviser and I look forward to our partnership in the future as Fort Ticonderoga achieves its vision to be the premier military historic site and museum in North America.”
Morhouse is a member of several boards including Office Power, Inc., Lasair Capital, LLC, Broad Hollow Estates, Inc., Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, The Benedictine School Foundation and the Arto Monaco Historical Society. He also serves on the executive committee of the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance, an organization committed to building economic growth in Ticonderoga and the surrounding region.
The Fort Ticonderoga Association is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization. Serving the public since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 70,000 visitors annually and is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Fort Ticonderoga’s history.
The historic site and museum includes the restored fort, museum galleries, approximately 2,000 acres of land including Carillon Battlefield, Mount Defiance, the northern end of Mount Independence and the King’s Garden.
Fort Ticonderoga is home to one of America’s largest collections of 18th-century military material culture and its research library contains nearly 14,000 published works focusing on the military history of northeastern North America and New France during the 18th century.