Van McLeod, commissioner of the state Department of Cultural Resources, has died.
McLeod, 70, was serving his sixth term as head of the department, which he led for 24 years. He was the longest-tenured state agency head currently serving.
No details are available on what caused his death.
In a statement, Gov. Maggie Hassan described McLeod as a "steadfast steward of our cultural and historic resources in the Granite State."