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Dr Alonzo Harold Garcelon

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Dr Alonzo Harold Garcelon

Birth
Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
Death
4 Nov 1985 (aged 72)
Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Burial
Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID
127348092 View Source

Dr. Garcelon was a dentist, a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, and an expert marksman. He was elected president of the National Rifle Association in April 1985 and died while in office. His first firearm was a .22-caliber rifle, which he won by selling magazine subscriptions as a teen-ager. He later took up target shooting and set a world record in bench-rest shooting in the 1970s. Dr. Garcelon's great-grandfather and namesake was a physician who served as Maine's Governor in 1870. Dr. Garcelon's grandfather, also a physician, was Mayor of Lewiston and a state legislator.

Dr. Garcelon was a dentist, a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, and an expert marksman. He was elected president of the National Rifle Association in April 1985 and died while in office. His first firearm was a .22-caliber rifle, which he won by selling magazine subscriptions as a teen-ager. He later took up target shooting and set a world record in bench-rest shooting in the 1970s. Dr. Garcelon's great-grandfather and namesake was a physician who served as Maine's Governor in 1870. Dr. Garcelon's grandfather, also a physician, was Mayor of Lewiston and a state legislator.


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