Representative Gerald Ward (D)

Rockingham - District 28

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Home Address

16 Nixon Park
Portsmouth, NH  03801-5728
Seat #: 3097

Additional Information

House Committee Information
Committee Name: Election Law
Position:  Member
Committee Phone:  603-271-3310
Committee Function:
It shall be the duty of the Committee on Election Law to consider all matters relating to the election laws of the state, including campaign finance, the Ballot Law Commission, redistricting, and such other matters as may be referred to it.

Personal Biography
Gerald W. R. Ward is the consulting curator of the Portsmouth Historical Society where he serves in addition as the editor of the Portsmouth Marine Society Press. He is also the Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture Emeritus at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He is a visiting lecturer at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where he teaches early American art.

Ward is a 1971 graduate of Harvard College and has his Ph.D. in American Studies from Boston University.

Among his publications are Silver in American Life (co-editor with Barbara McLean Ward, 1979), American Case Furniture at Yale University (1988), American Folk (co-author, 2001), The Maker’s Hand: American Studio Furniture, 1940-1990 (co-author, 2003), MFA Highlights: American Decorative Arts and Sculpture (co-author, 2006), Shy Boy, She Devil and Isis, The Art of Conceptual Craft (co-author,2007), Silver of the Americas, 1600-2000 (co-editor and co-author, 2008), Boston Furniture, 1700-1900(co-editor and contributor, 2016), Four Centuries of Furniture in Portsmouth (2017), New Hampshire Folk Art: For the People, By the People (2019), Family Treasures (2020).

He has been married since 1972 to Barbara McLean Ward, director-curator of the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden in Portsmouth and a noted scholar of American silver and material culture. The Wards have lived in Portsmouth since 1988.
Local Government Involvement
Moderator or Clerk, Ward 4, Portsmouth, since 2003