YORK, Maine — Marion Fuller Brown, a former state lawmaker who spearheaded a legislative effort to remove billboards from Maine roadways more than three decades ago, has died. She was 94.
Ms. Brown was surrounded by family when she died Friday night at her home in York, according to her daughter, Martha Fuller Clark.
After leaving the Legislature, Ms. Brown helped found Scenic America, which is dedicated to preserving the visual character of America’s communities and countryside. Senator Susan Collins said people who enjoy Maine’s natural beauty “owe a debt of gratitude to Marion Fuller Brown.’’ Vermont, Hawaii, and Alaska also ban billboards.
Ms. Brown’s daughters attended a legislative hearing in late April to thwart a pair of bills to roll back the state’s billboard ban. One bill was killed; action was deferred on the other.