Dr. James M. Payson was a founding faculty member of the State School of Agriculture, which was founded in 1907 at St. Lawrence University. He was born in South Freedom, Maine in 1848. He was educated in Maine and began a teaching career there until coming to Canton to enroll in the Universalist Theological School here. He married Flora Bassett just before graduating in 1874. He then spent 19 years as a minister in Sherman, New York, Minnesota and Wisconsin until returning to Canton to serve as pastor of the Universalist Church. Upon the founding of the Ag school, Dr.
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Michael D. Cousino was born in Gouverneur, New York in 1947. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps’ I Corps in Northern Vietnam from 1968 to ’69, when he was wounded in battle. After his discharge from the service and stints in physical rehabilitation, Cousino lived in the southern U.S.
The Clark family has North Country roots that go back to Edwin Clark, who settled in the then village of Ogdensburgh in 1820. His wife, Sarah Hasbrouck Clark, was the daughter of Louis Hasbrouck, one of the founders of the village and the first clerk of St.