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Fessenden, William Pitt

William Pitt Fessenden, courtesy Maine State Museum

(1806-1869) (brother of Samuel Clement Fessenden and Thomas Amory Deblois Fessenden), was a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator from Maine. He was born in Boscawen, Merrimack County, New Hampshire on October 16, 1806. Fessenden attended the common schools, graduated … Continue reading

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Flye, Edwin

(1817-1886) a U.S. Representative was born in Newcastle on March 4, 1817, attended the common schools and Lincoln Academy. He engaged in mercantile pursuits and shipbuilding. A member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1858, he served for many … Continue reading

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Foster, Stephen Clark

Stephen C. Forster, courtesy Maine State Archives

(1799-1872) a U.S. Representative was born in Machias on December 24, 1799. He attended the common schools, learned the blacksmith’s trade and subsequently became a shipbuilder. Foster was member of the Maine House of Representatives from 1834 to 1837 and … Continue reading

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French, Ezra

(1810-1880) a U.S. Representative was born in Landaff, Grafton County, New Hampshire, September 23, 1810. He attended the common schools and pursued an academic course. He studied law in Bath and Plymouth, New Hampshire, was admitted to the bar in … Continue reading

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Frye, William Pierce

(1830-1911) a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator, grandfather of Wallace Humphrey White, Jr., was born in Lewiston on September 2, 1830. He attended the public schools in Lewiston and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1850; studied law, was admitted … Continue reading

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Fuller, Thomas James Duncan

(1808-1876) a U.S. Representative was born in Hardwick, Caledonia County, Vermont, March 17, 1808. He attended the common schools, studied law, was admitted to the bar and began his practice in Calais. Elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and … Continue reading

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Garland, Peter

(1923- ) a U.S. Representative was born in Boston on June 16, 1923. He attended Saco public schools, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1945. Garland was a officer and director of Garland Manufacturing Company in … Continue reading

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Gerry, Elbridge

(1813-1886), grandson of Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814), was a U.S. Representative who was born in Waterford on December 6, 1813. He pursued an academic course and attended Bridgton Academy, studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1839 and began his … Continue reading

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Gilman, Charles Jervis

(1824-1901), grandnephew of John Taylor Gilman and Nicholas Gilman, was a U.S. Representative born in Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire on February 26, 1824. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire where he pursued classical studies. Gilman was … Continue reading

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Goodall, Louis

Louis Bertrand Goodall (1851-1935), a U.S. Representative, was born in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire on September 23, 1851. He moved to Troy, New Hampshire, with his parents in 1852, attended the common schools there, a private school in Thompson, … Continue reading

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Goodenow, Robert

(1800-1874), brother of Rufus King Goodenow, was a U.S. Representative; was born in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire on April 19, 1800. He moved with his parents to Brownfield in 1802, attended the common schools there and at Sanford in … Continue reading

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Goodenow, Rufus King

(1790-1863), brother of Robert Goodenow, was a U.S. Representative born in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, April 24, 1790. He moved with his parents to Brownfield in 1802, and received just a limited schooling. He engaged in agricultural pursuits, and … Continue reading

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Goodwin, Forrest

Forrest Goodwin, courtesy Maine State Archives

(1862-1913) was a U.S. Representative born in Skowhegan on June 14, 1862. He attended the common schools; was graduated from Skowhegan High School and Bloomfield Academy, and in 1887 from Colby College, and Boston University Law School in 1890. He … Continue reading

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Goodwin, John Noble

(1824-1887) a U.S. Representative and a Delegate from the Territory of Arizona, was born in South Berwick on October 18, 1824. He attended public schools and the local academy at Berwick, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1844. He studied … Continue reading

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Gould, Samuel W.

Samuel Wadsworth Gould (1852-1935) a U.S. Representative, was born in Porter on January 1, 1852. He moved with his parents to Hiram, attended the public schools and North Parsonsfield Seminary, was graduated from the University of Maine in 1877. He … Continue reading

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Guernsey, Frank

Frank E. Guernsey, courtesy of Maine State Museum

Frank Edward Guernsey (1866-1927) a U.S. Representative was born in Dover on October 15, 1866. He attended the common schools, Foxcroft Academy, Eastern Maine Conference Seminary in Bucksport, Wesleyan Seminary, Kents Hill and Eastman’s College, Poughkeepsie, New York. He studied … Continue reading

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Hale, Eugene

(1836-1918) a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator from Maine and father of Frederick Hale another U.S. Senator, was born in Turner on June 9, 1836. He was educated in the common schools and at Hebron Academy, studied law in … Continue reading

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Hale, Robert

(1889-1976), cousin of Frederick Hale, was a U.S. Representative born in Portland on November 29, 1889. He attended the public schools; was graduated from Portland High School in 1906, from Bowdoin College, Brunswick in 1910, and from Oxford University in … Continue reading

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Hall, Joseph

(1793-1859) was a U.S. Representative born in Methuen, Massachusetts on June 26, 1793. He attended the common schools and Andover Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He moved to Camden in 1809 and engaged in business. During the War of 1812 he … Continue reading

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Hamlin, Hannibal

Governor Hannibal Hamlin (1857), during the Civil War, Matthew Brady Studio, from the National Archives collections

(1809-1891) a Representative and a Senator from Maine and a Vice President of the United States, was born at Paris Hill in Oxford County on August 27, 1809. He attended the district schools, Hebron Academy, and Kents Hill School. Hamlin … Continue reading

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