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Carter, Timothy Jarvis

(1800-1838) a U.S. Representative was born in Bethel on August 18, 1800. He attended the town schools of Bethel, studied law at Northampton, Massachusetts, was admitted to the bar in 1826, and commenced practice in Rumford. Carter moved to Paris, … Continue reading

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Cary, Shepard

(1805-1866) a U.S. Representative was born in New Salem, Massachusetts, July 3, 1805. He attended the common schools; moved with his parents to Houlton in 1822. Cary engaged in extensive lumber operations and also in agricultural and mercantile pursuits. A … Continue reading

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Cilley, Jonathan

Jonathan Cilley, courtesy Maine State Museum

(1802-1838), nephew of Bradbury Cilley (U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 1813-1817) and brother of Joseph Cilley U.S. Senator from New Hampshire), was a U.S. Representative who was born in Nottingham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire on July 2, 1802. He attended … Continue reading

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Clapp, Asa

Asa William Henrt Clapp (1805-1891) a U.S. Representative was born in Portland on March 6, 1805, and was graduated from the Norwich (Vermont) Military Academy in 1823. He engaged as a merchant in foreign and domestic commerce at Portland. In … Continue reading

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Clark, Franklin

(1801-1874) a U.S. Representative was born in Wiscasset on August 2, 1801. He attended the common schools, and engaged in the lumber and shipping business in Wiscasset. Clark was a member of the Maine State Senate in 1847 and was … Continue reading

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Clifford, Nathan

Nathan Clifford, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (second from left)

(1803-1881) was a U.S. Representative who was born in Rumney, New Hampshire on August 18, 1803. He attended the public schools of Rumney, the Haverhill (New Hampshire) Academy, and New Hampton Literary Institute. He taught school and gave vocal lessons, … Continue reading

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Coburn, Stephen

(1817-1882) a U.S. Representative was born in Bloomfield (now Skowhegan on November 11, 1817. A brother of Abner Coburn, he attended Waterville and China Academies, was graduated from Waterville (now Colby) College in 1839. Coburn taught a plantation school in … Continue reading

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Coffin, Frank Morey

(1919-2009) a U.S. Representative was born in Lewiston on July 11, 1919. Educated in Lewiston public schools; he graduated from Bates College in 1940, from Harvard Business School in 1943, and from Harvard Law School in 1947. Coffin served in … Continue reading

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Cohen, William

William S. Cohen (1997)

William Sebastian “Bill” Cohen was a Republican U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator from Maine, 1979-1997. Born in Bangor, Penobscot County August 28, 1940; he attended the public schools; graduated, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine in 1962 and graduated, Boston University … Continue reading

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Dane, Joseph

(1778-1858) a U.S. Representative was born in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts on October 25, 1778. He received his early education in Beverly, Massachusetts, attended Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, and was graduated from Harvard University in 1799. Dane studied law; was … Continue reading

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Davee, Thomas

(1797-1841) a U.S. Representative, was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, December 9, 1797. He attended the common schools. As an adult he moved to Maine where he worked in retail sales. Davee was a member of the Maine House of Representatives … Continue reading

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Dingley, Nelson Jr.

Nelson Dingley, Jr. (courtesy Maine State Museum)

(1832-1899) a U.S. Representative was born in Durham on February 15, 1832. He attended the common schools at Unity, Waterville Seminary, and Waterville College, now Colby College. Dingley was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1855, studied law and was admitted … Continue reading

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Dunlap, Robert P.

Robert Pinkney Dunlap (courtesy Maine State Museum)

(1794-1859) a U.S. Representative, was born in Brunswick on August 17, 1794, was educated by private tutors and was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1815. He studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1818 and commenced practice in Brunswick. … Continue reading

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Emery, David F.

(1948- ) a U.S. Representative was born in Rockland on September 1, 1948. He attended public schools, and earned a B.S. from Worcester (Massachusetts) Polytechnic Institute in 1970. Emery served as a Representative in Maine Legislature from 1970 to 1974. … Continue reading

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Evans, George

George Evans

(1797-1867) a Representative and a Senator from Maine, was born in Hallowell on January 12, 1797. He was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1815, he studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Gardiner. He served as a … Continue reading

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Fairfield, John

John Fairfield, courtesy Maine State Museum

(1797-1847), a U.S. Representative and a Senator from Maine, was born in Saco on January 30, 1797, attended the Saco schools, Thornton Academy, and Bowdoin College. He studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1826, and began his practice … Continue reading

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Farley, Ephraim Wilder

(1817-1880) a U.S. Representative was born in Newcastle on August 29, 1817. He attended the common schools and was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1836. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Newcastle. A member … Continue reading

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Fellows, Frank

(1889-1951) a U.S. Representative was born in Bucksport on November 7, 1889. He attended the public schools, East Maine Conference Seminary in Bucksport, and the University of Maine at Orono. He was graduated from the University of Maine Law School, … Continue reading

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Fessenden, Samuel Clement

(1815-1882), brother of Thomas Amory Deblois Fessenden and William Pitt Fessenden, was a U.S. Representative. He was born in New Gloucester on March 7, 1815, pursued classical studies and was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1834 and from Bangor Theological … Continue reading

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Fessenden, Thomas

Thomas Amory DeBlois Fessenden (1826-1868), brother of Samuel Clement Fessenden and William Pitt Fessenden, was a U.S. Representative born in Portland on January 23, 1826. He attended North Yarmouth Academy and Dartmouth College, was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1845. … Continue reading

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