Henry Muller, III

Obituary of Henry Nicholas Muller, III

Henry Nicholas "Nick" Muller, 83, passed away peacefully at his home in Essex on May 31st, 2022. Nick was born in 1938 to Henry Nicholas Muller Jr. and Harriet Kerschner Muller. Nick was widely regarded for his Vermont history scholarship as well as teaching and organizational leadership in higher education and the cultural sector. After earning a BA from Dartmouth and a master's and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, he taught history at the University of Vermont before assuming the presidency of Colby-Sawyer College. Nick later directed the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and served as CEO for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. He generously contributed his time to multiple organizations including the Essex Community Fund, Vermont Historical Society, and Fort Ticonderoga among other entities. Nick was married to Nancy Clagett Dutton and later to Carol Gray Muller who he was with until she passed in 2021. He is survived by two sons, Charles and Brook Muller, three step-children, Deborah Graisser, John and Tony Gray, and six grandchildren. A gathering to celebrate Nick's life will take place at the Essex CFES Center from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2022. Those wishing to make contributions in Nick's memory are encouraged to donate to the Essex Community Fund, Center for Research on Vermont, and Vermont Historical Society. Gifts to ECF can be made by check: Essex Community Fund at the Adirondack Foundation, PO Box 288, Lake Placid, NY 12946, or on-line: https://www.adirondackfoundation.org/funds/essex-community-fund (please include Dr. Muller's name on the memo). Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.
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