Faunce Pendexter was born in Norway, Maine on January 7, 1915. He was home schooled for elementary school, and then attended Norway High School. He went to Bowdoin College, graduating as Salutatorian of the Class of 1937. His brother also attended Bowdoin. Faunce married Mildred Muriel Greenlaw in 1937. Mildred was president of the Women’s Literary Union and served as Education Advisor to the Androscoggin County Head Start program. He worked one year in Portland for the Writer’s Project. He wrote news for WGAN radio for a short period of time, and then worked for Sun and Journal in Lewiston for 40 years. He started with the Lewiston Evening Journal. For two years he became the agricultural editor of the Lewiston Daily Sun; then a news reporter for five years, and later served as the editor of the Saturday magazine. He served as President of the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce and was a member of that organization for several years. He was also President and a member of the Kiwanis Club.
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