Ticonderoga Sanford W. Morhouse of Ticonderoga has been named vice president and president-elect of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.
Morhouse will succeed current Fort Ticonderoga Association President Peter S. Paine, Jr. of Willsboro when his term expires.
Morhouse’s election by the association board of trustees occurred during the annual fall meeting of the board Oct. 8.
Born in Keene Valley and raised in Ticonderoga, Morhouse graduated from Ticonderoga High School in 1962. He holds an undergraduate degree in history from Williams College and a law degree from Columbia University School of Law.
A trustee of Fort Ticonderoga since 2010, Morhouse is Of Counsel at the New York City law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP, one of the world’s largest international law firms. A partner since 1977 in Dewey Ballantine, LLP, a predecessor firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf, Morhouse chaired the real estate department and the private equity group of Dewey, Ballantine. He also co-chaired its corporate department and served for 20 years on the firm’s management committee. Morhouse served 10 years on Dewey Ballantine’s executive committee and two years as its co-chairman. During Morhouse’s tenure in the leadership of the firm, Dewey Ballantine opened offices in the Silicon Valley, Warsaw, Frankfurt, Rome, Milan and Beijing.
“I am delighted that Sandy will succeed me as president,” Paine said. “His commitment to the fort, strong community ties and extensive legal and not-for-profit experience will serve the fort well in the years ahead. I look forward to working with him to ensure an orderly transition of governance responsibility at the board level.”
“It is an honor and a privilege to serve on the Fort Ticonderoga board and to have an opportunity to contribute to the preservation and advancement of this national treasure,” said Morhouse. “Peter Paine, who led the institution through a time of crisis, is a remarkable leader. We can never repay him for all that he has done to revitalize Fort Ticonderoga. Through his hard work and that of a dedicated board, we have an outstanding executive director in Beth Hill. In my opinion, Beth is without equal in her field, and we are indeed fortunate to have her. I look forward to working closely with Beth and her dedicated staff on both the opportunities and the challenges before us.”