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LePage, Paul R.

Paul R. LePage (governor

(from the governor’s official internet site, April 25, 2011) Remarkable Life Story Paul LePage has spent most of his life tackling one challenge after another, the kinds of challenges that defeat most people. The oldest son of eighteen children in … Continue reading

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Lincoln, Enoch

(1749-1829) was born in Hingham, Massachusetts on December 28, 1788. His father was Lieutenant Governor of that State from 1807 to 1808. Enoch entered Harvard College in 1806 but withdrew in 1808. In 1821 he received an honorary Master of … Continue reading

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Lindsey, Stephen Decatur

Stephen D. Lindsey, courtesy Maine State Archives

(1828-1884) a U.S. Representative, was born in Norridgewock on March 3, 1828. He attended the common schools and Bloomfield Academy, studied law, was admitted to the bar and began his practice in Norridgewock in 1853. Clerk of the judicial courts … Continue reading

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Littlefield, Charles Edgar

(1851-1915) a U.S. Representative, was born in Lebanon on June 21, 1851, and attended the common schools and Foxcroft Academy. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1876 and practiced in Rockland. A member of the Maine House … Continue reading

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Longfellow, Stephen

(1775-1849) a U.S. Representative; born in Gorham on June 23, 1775, was graduated from Harvard University in 1798. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1801 and began his practice in Portland. In 1807 he became the proud … Continue reading

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Longley, James B. Jr.

James B. Longley, Jr.

(1951- ) a U.S. Representative was born in Lewiston July 7, 1951. He graduated Phillips Academy, Holy Cross and the University of Maine Law School. A personal assistant to the late Governor James B. Longley, Sr., his father, he joined … Continue reading

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Longley, James B. Sr.

James B. Longley, Sr. in the governor

(1924-1980) born in Lewiston, attended public schools, Baldwin College, and received a law degree from the University of Maine in 1957. After his service with the Army Air Corps during World War II, he returned to enter the insurance business … Continue reading

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Lowell, Joshua

Joshua Adams Lowell (1801-1874), a U.S. Representative, was born in Thomaston on March 20, 1801. He attended the common schools, taught school, studied law, was admitted to the bar and began his practice in East Machias in 1826. A member … Continue reading

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Lynch, John

(1825-1892) a U.S. Representative, was born in Portland on February 18, 1825. He attended the public schools, was graduated from the Portland High School in 1842. Lynch engaged in business and was manager of the Portland Daily Press in 1862. … Continue reading

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MacDonald, Moses

(1815-1869) a U.S. Representative, was born in Limerick on April 8, 1815. He received an academic education, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1837 and began his practice in Biddeford in 1837. A member of the Maine House … Continue reading

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Marble, Sebastian S.

Sebastian S. Marble (Senate President photo, Maine State Archives)

was born on March 1, 1817 in Dixfield and attended local schools and Waterville Academy before deciding to study law. He was admitted to the Maine Bar in 1843 and after two years of traveling and teaching in the west … Continue reading

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Marshall, Alfred

(ca. 1797-1868) a U.S. Representative, was born in New Hampshire about 1797. A member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1827, 1828, 1834, and 1835, he served as a general in the State militia. Marshall was elected as a … Continue reading

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Martin, John L.

(1941 –    ) was born in Eagle Lake June 5, 1941 and attended local schools. He received his B.A. in History and Government from the University of Maine at Orono in 1963, and did advanced graduate study in Political Science … Continue reading

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Mason, Moses, Jr.

(1789-1866) a U.S. Representative was born in Dublin, New Hampshire on June 2, 1789. He moved with his parents to Bethel in 1799, attended the common schools, studied medicine, and commenced practice in Bethel in 1813. Mason was appointed first … Continue reading

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Mayall, Samuel

(1816-1892) a U.S. Representative, was born in North Gray on June 21, 1816. He attended the public schools and was tutored privately at home, later moving to Gray. A member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1845, 1847, and … Continue reading

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McCrate, John Dennis

(1802-1879) a U.S. Representative, was born in Wiscasset October 1, 1802. He was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1819, studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Damariscotta 1823-1835 and in Wiscasset 1835-1850. A member of the Maine … Continue reading

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McGillicuddy, Daniel John

(1859-1936) a U.S. Representative was born in Lewiston on August 27, 1859. He attended the common schools and was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1881, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1883 and commenced practice in Lewiston. A … Continue reading

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McIntire, Clifford Guy

(1908-1974) a U.S. Representative was born in Perham on May 4, 1908. He attended the public schools of Perham and Washburn High School, and was graduated from the University of Maine College of Agriculture at Orono in 1930. McIntire engaged … Continue reading

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McIntire, Rufus

(1784-1866) a U.S. Representative was born in York on December 19, 1784. He attended the common schools, was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1809, studied law, was admitted to the bar and began his practice in Parsonsfield in 1812. McIntire … Continue reading

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McKernan Inaugural Address 1987

Governor John R. McKernan, Jr., January 8, 1987 Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the 113th Legislature, Mr. Chief Justice and Members of the Judiciary, Mr. Secretary of State, Senator Smith, Members of Maine’s Congressional Delegation, Former Governors, Members of … Continue reading

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