, Salem, MA

July 30, 2013

Letter: Remembering two impressive men

The Salem News

---- — To the editor:

Within a short time period, two public men that I knew passed away.

One of them, Dr. Minor McLain, was my history professor at Salem State University.

Dr. McLain was an outstanding teacher, a forceful man who mounted his desk on various occasions to present his message.

He was, in truth, a hero, an actual prisoner of the Nazis in World War II, who lived the life he spoke about.

Former Salem Mayor Jean Levesque could not have been more different. He was a true gentleman from the local French-Canadian community, a person sincerely interested in the world around him.

In their individual ways, both the professor and the mayor impressed me.

Edward W. Carberg