Robert Vasseur

In This State: For Bob Vasseur, being selectman for 54 years came naturally

Sitting on his home's deck high above Route 17 in the Mad River Valley, Robert Vasseur jokingly says he ran for Fayston Selectboard at age 26 because "somebody had to do it, I guess." He's now been on the board for 54 consecutive years. Photo by Andrew Nemethy

When Vasseur was voted onto the Fayston Selectboard in 1959, the board often met in a milking parlor.

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