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Hamlin, Simon

(1866-1939) a U.S. Representative, was born in Standish (Richville) August 10, 1866. He attended the public schools, Gorham Normal School, and Bridgton Academy,  and taught school. Hamlin was graduated from Bowdoin College, in 1900 and became superintendent of the South … Continue reading

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Hammons, David

(1808-1888) a U.S. Representative, was born in Cornish on May 12, 1808 and attended the common schools. He studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice in Lovell. A member of the Maine State Senate in … Continue reading

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Harris, Mark

(1779-1843) a U.S. Representative, was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts on January 27, 1779, and attended the common schools. He moved to Portland in 1800 and worked in retail sales. A member of the Massachusetts State Senate in 1816, he held … Continue reading

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Hathaway, William D.

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(1924-2013) served as a U.S. Representative and a U. S. Senator from Maine. Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, February 21, 1924; he attended Boston public schools. Hathaway served in the United States Army Air Corps 1942-1946. He enlisted as … Continue reading

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Herrick, Anson

(1812-1868) was the son of Ebenezer Herrick, a Representative from Maine. Anson Herrick was born in Lewiston on January 21, 1812 and attended the public schools. Later he learned the art of printing and established the Citizen newspaper at Wiscasset … Continue reading

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Herrick, Ebenezer

(1785-1839), father of Anson Herrick, was a U.S. Representative born in Lewiston on October 21, 1785. He attended the common schools, studied law, was admitted to the bar and began his practice in Bowdoinham. He also engaged in business 1814-1818. … Continue reading

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Herrick, Joshua

(1793-1874) a U.S. Representative, was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, March 18, 1793, where he attended the common schools. Herrick moved to the District of Maine in 1811 and engaged in the lumber business. He served in the War of 1812, … Continue reading

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Hersey, Ira Greenlief

Ira G. Hersey, courtesy Maine State Archives

(1858-1943) a U.S. Representative, was born in Hodgdon on March 31, 1858, attended the public schools and Ricker Classical Institute in Houlton. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1880 and began his practice in Houlton. An unsuccessful … Continue reading

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Hersey, Samuel Freeman

Samuel F. Hersey, courtesy Maine State Museum

(1812-1875) a U.S. Representative, was born in Sumner on April 12, 1812. He attended the common schools of Sumner and Buckfield, taught school from 1828 to 1831, and was graduated from Hebron Academy in 1831. He moved to Bangor the … Continue reading

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Hinds, Asher

Asher Crosby Hinds (1863-1919) a U.S. Representative, was born in Benton on February 6, 1863. He attended the public schools and Coburn Classical Institute, was graduated from Colby College in 1883. He began newspaper work in Portland in 1884. Hinds … Continue reading

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Holland, Cornelius

(1783-1870) a U.S. Representative, was born in Sutton, Massachusetts on July 9, 1783. He attended the common schools, studied medicine and began his practice in Livermore in 1814. Holland moved to Canton in 1815 also engaging in agricultural pursuits. A … Continue reading

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Jarvis, Leonard

(1781-1854) a U.S. Representative, was born in Boston on October 19, 1781, attended the common schools, and was graduated from Harvard University in 1800. He moved to Surry and later became sheriff of Hancock County (1821-1829) and was collector of … Continue reading

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Kavanagh, Edward

Edward Kavanaugh (courtesy Maine State Archives)

(1795-1844) a U.S. Representative, was born in Newcastle on April 27, 1795. He attended Montreal Seminary, Montreal, Canada, and Georgetown College, Georgetown, D.C., and was graduated from St. Mary’s College, Baltimore, Maryland, in 1813. He studied law, was admitted to … Continue reading

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Kidder, David

(1787-1860) a U.S. Representative, was born in Dresden on December 8, 1787. He pursued classical studies with private tutors, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Bloomfield; moved to Skowhegan in 1817 and then to Norridgewock … Continue reading

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Knowlton, Ebenezer

(1815-1874) a U.S. Representative, was born in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, December 6, 1815. He moved with his parents to South Montville in 1825, attended the common schools, studied theology and entered the ministry. A member of the Maine House of … Continue reading

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Kyros, Peter

Peter Kyros, c. 1968

(1925- ) a U.S. Representative was born in Portland on July 11, 1925. He attended the public schools in Portland and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1947, and graduated from Harvard Law … Continue reading

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Ladd, George Washington

(1818-1892) a U.S. Representative was born in Augusta on September 28, 1818. He attended the common schools and Kents Hill Seminary. He was in the drug business in Bangor and later in lumber, commission, and wholesale grocery businesses. Elected as … 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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