Former Vermont Prisoner of War Len Crouse died May 6 at age 78.
Mr. Crouse, a well-known figure in the captured insurance industry, was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and grew up in Massachusetts. He began his insurance career in the Massachusetts Insurance Department, where he became chief auditor of the real estate / claims division.
In 1990, he moved to Montpelier, Vermont, to become the head of prison insurance for the residence of the largest domestic prisoner. In 2003, he was appointed Deputy Commissioner for the State Department of Prison Insurance and oversaw significant housing growth.
He retired as a supervisor in 2008 and later worked as a consultant. "Prison conference or event, he became known as someone who could be tough on you in captivity at a meeting earlier in the day and then have a drink with you later in the evening like an old friend," said Richard Smith, president of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association. . "He will truly be missed by all who knew him." Catalog