Dorothy was born and bred in NYC. She attended Hunter College in NYC, earning a BA and then
continued her education for a Masters Degree from SUNY Stoney Brook. She taught school on Long Island for
27 years. During this time she married Stanley Solomon and they had two sons. Upon retirement in 1995, she
and Stanley moved to Albany, New Hampshire where they had purchased land and built a house.
Though Dorothy herself is not a veteran, she comes from a family of veterans. Her eldest brother,
Meyer, was an Army medic in Europe during WWII. Her middle brother, Nat, also Army, was stationed in
southeast Asia during WWII. Her third brother, Ike, was an Army radio-man in Korea during that war. Her
brother-in-law, Murray, also Army, was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge in WWII. Her husband, Stanley, is
an Army veteran of the Korean conflict.
Dorothy became an active participant in New Hampshire life by first volunteering with American Cancer
Society (ACS). She is a two time breast cancer survivor. When ACS moved out of NH, she moved into the
political arena running for and getting elected twice as a selectman in Albany. She went on to become a Carroll
County Commissioner. Meanwhile, her husband, Stanley, seeing the need for local veterans to get their medical
care, petitioned and got a DAV van for his area. He is and has for ten years been a volunteer driver for veterans
who need health services in Manchester, Vermont or more locally.
Larry Ayres- Vice-Chair
Larry Ayres is a Sergeant at Arms District 7 American Legion. He is the Sergeant at Arms for the
White Mountain Moose Lodge and is a VFW member. He runs an auto repair business.
John R. White is a veteran of 50-plus years in journalism, 33 of those years at the Boston Globe where
he specialized in consumer affairs and the automotive industry, campaigning for safer, more peoplefriendly
cars and improved driver education. He is the father of two, grandfather to one, and makes his
home in Wolfeboro, NH.
Carol DeLaurier- Secretary
Carol DeLaurier; Register Nurse (retired 2002) St. Luke’s School of Nursing (Pittsfield, MA-RN 1970); UNH
(Durham, NH-BSN 1979); Chesterfield Home Health Agency(Director); NH Childhood Lead Poisoning
Prevention Program (Case Manager, Director); Carroll County UNH Cooperative Extension Advisory Council,
4-H Volunteer (2010-). Carroll County United (Kindergarten Readiness)
Personal: organic gardening, reading, watercolor painting and working with children.
Carol became interested in veterans returning home after she met her husband who is a disabled and retired veteran. He spent 21 years in the Air Force. After returning home he had trouble finding a good job using his
Growing up Carol had three uncles that served overseas. One of her uncles had a terrible time coping after he
was discharged from the service. He had been a successful construction worker with five children. Once he
returned home he was in and out of Veteran hospitals for his “condition” and had trouble finding work he could
do. Carol is interested in supporting the veterans as they return home and begin the adjustment to civilian life.