Raymond W. Farnham could most appropriately be designated as the "Father" of the State Principals Association, having instituted many of the policies now governing that astute and most powerful legislator of Maine interscholastic sports. As a most intimate associate best states it, "I know of no man that has given so unselfishly of himself to further the cause of Maine. Nobody can deny the the contributions made by this man." A native of Brownsville Junction, and graduate of its High School, this former basketball, football, and baseball star from Colby's Class of 1938 first exercised his native abilities as Submaster and Coach at Milo High School through 1938, followed by first the Coach and later Principal at Madison High School through 1949, and through 1967 as Principal at Morse High School in Bath. It was his appointment as the first Executive Secretary of the State Principals Association, a position he held from 1967 through 1974, that brought reknown to this dynamic personality. In addition to his forty years of dedication to Maine interscholastic sports, Ray Farmham served with the U.S. Army from 1944 through 1946, served on the Western Maine Basketball Commission for thirteen years, and Chairman of the New England Basketball Commission in 1962-'63. Few men have built a finer monument to their accomplishments than has Raymond Willard Farnham.
Maine Sports Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 2
Cumberland, ME 04021
Phone (207) 807-7666
The Maine Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1972 for the purpose of: 1) appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes; and, 2) to formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine.