Charles E. “Chuck” Brereton, 68, of Concord, N.H., died July 13 in Concord Regional Hospice House.

His political columns were published in the Concord Monitor; The Boston Globe; the Santa Barbara (Calif.) News-Press; the New Hampshire Business Review and Business N.H. Magazine, both based in Manchester; New Hampshire Profiles and Historical New Hampshire, both based in Concord; the California Journal of Berkeley; and Editorial Research Reports, a publication of SAGE publishing of Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Brereton was a staff member for California Congressman Paul McCloskey’s presidential primary campaign in 1972. He wrote several books, including “First in the Nation,” “New Hampshire Notables” and “Primary Politics.” He also conducted research for several documentaries, including “The Premier Primary: New Hampshire & Presidential Elections,” “Sherman Adams: Yankee Governor” and “William Loeb: 35 Years of New Hampshire.”

He leaves three sisters, Maureen, Dorothy and Diane; three nieces; a nephew.

The obituaries were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondent Nimra Aziz, an undergraduate student in the Northeastern University School of Journalism.