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Maurice K. Goddard

Maurice K. Goddard
1912-1995
An Advocate for the Management of the Susquehanna River Basin

1962 - 1970
Maurice K. Goddard served on the Interstate Advisory Committee (IAC) on the Susquehanna River Basin. In 1963, IAC members selected him as the permanent Chairman of the committee. The IAC drafted the Susquehanna River Basin Compact, which established the Susquehanna River Basin Commission. Goddard worked tirelessly leading up to the legislative enactment of the compact. The compact, which was enacted on December 24, 1970, contains the following language in the Preamble:

"The Interstate Advisory Committee on the Susquehanna River Basin, created by action of the states of New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, on the basis of its studies and deliberation has concluded that regional development of the Susquehanna River Basin is feasible, advisable, and urgently needed, and has recommended that an intergovernmental compact with Federal participation be consummated to this end."

"The Interstate Advisory Committee on the Susquehanna River Basin has prepared a draft of an intergovernmental compact for the creation of a basin agency, and the signatory parties desire to effectuate the purposes."

1972 - 1980
Maurice K. Goddard served on the Susquehanna River Basin Commission as the alternate commissioner to the Governor of Pennsylvania.


Born in Massachusetts. Grew up in Kansas, and then made Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, his home.


Recipients of the Goddard Award

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