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Tupper, Stanley

was a Republican U.S. Representative; born in Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln County January 25, 1921; educated in Boothbay Harbor public schools, Hebron Academy; Middlebury College in Vermont, and LaSalle Extension University in Chicago. He served in the United States Navy from … Continue reading

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Utterback, John G.

John Gregg Utterback (1872-1955), cousin of Hubert Utterback a U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1935-1937. John Utterback, himself a U.S. Representative, was born in Franklin, Indiana on July 12, 1872. He attended the public schools of his native city and was … Continue reading

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Wadsworth, Peleg

Peleg Wadsworth (1748-1829) was a Representative to Congress from Massachusetts. Born in Duxbury, Massachusetts, he attended public and private schools, and was graduated from Harvard College in 1769. After a brief period in business in Kingston, Massachusetts, Wadsworth served in … Continue reading

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Walton, Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley Walton, courtesy Maine State Museum

(1819-1900) a U.S. Representative, was born in Mexico, Maine on December 9, 1819. He attended the common schools and was instructed at home and by private tutors. Walton studied law, was admitted to the bar in Oxford in 1841 and … Continue reading

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Washburn, Cadwallader Colden

(1818-1882), brother of Elihu Benjamin Washburn, Israel Washburn Jr., and William Drew Washburn, was born in Livermore on April 22, 1818. (See more on the Washburn family at Norlands.) No other family ever sent four brothers to the United States … Continue reading

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Washburn, Elihu B.

Elihu Benjamin Washburn (brother of Israel Washburn, Jr., Cadwallader Colden Washburn, and William Drew Washburn) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois. (See more on the Washburn family at Norlands.) He was born in Livermore, September 23, 1816, attended the common … Continue reading

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Washburn, Israel Jr.

Israel Washburn, Jr. (courtesy Maine State Museum)

(1813-1883), a U.S. Representative and brother of Elihu Benjamin Washburn, Cadwallader Colden Washburn, and William Drew Washburn, was born in Livermore on June 6, 1813. (See more on the Washburn family at Norlands.) Washburn attended the common schools and was … Continue reading

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Washburn, William D.

William Drew Washburn (brother of Israel Washburn, Jr., Elihu Benjamin Washburn, and Cadwallader Colden Washburn) was a U.S Representative and a U.S. Senator from Minnesota. (See more on the Washburn family at Norlands.) Born in Livermore, Maine on January 14, 1831, he … Continue reading

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White, Wallace Humphrey, Jr.

(1877-1952), a Representative and a Senator from Maine, and grandson of William Pierce Frye, was born in Lewiston August 6, 1877. He attended the public schools of Lewiston, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1899. White was assistant clerk to … Continue reading

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Whitman, Ezekiel

(1776-1866) was a Representative from Massachusetts and from Maine, born in East Bridgewater, Mass., March 9, 1776. He was graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1795, studied law and was admitted to the bar. He practiced in New Gloucester … Continue reading

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Wiley, James Sullivan

(1808-1891) a U.S. Representative, was born in Mercer on January 22, 1808. He moved to Bethel in 1826, attended Gould Academy and was graduated from Colby College in 1836. Wiley moved to Dover and was an instructor in Foxcroft Academy. … Continue reading

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Williams, Hezekiah

(1798-1856) a U.S. Representative was born near Woodstock, Vermont on July 28, 1798. He was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1820, studied law, was admitted to the bar and began his practice in Castine in 1825. Register of Probate for … Continue reading

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Williams, Reuel

(1783-1862) a U.S. Senator, was born in Hallowell on June 2, 1783 and attended Hallowell Academy. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1804, and began his practice in Augusta. Wiliams was a member of the State legislature … Continue reading

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Williamson, William D.

William D. Williamson, Maine Senate President 1820-1821 (courtesy Maine State Archives)

(1779-1846) a U.S. Representative, was born in Canterbury, Connecticut on July 31, 1779, then moved in boyhood with his father to Amherst, Massachusetts. He attended the common schools and Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and was graduated from Brown University in … Continue reading

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Wingate, Joseph Ferdinand

(1786-??) a U.S. Representative, was born in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts on June 29, 1786. He received a limited schooling. Wingate engaged in the retail business in Bath and became a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1818 … Continue reading

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Wood, John

(1813-1864) a U.S. Representative was born in Minisink, New York on November 17, 1813. He attended the common schools. Wood engaged in railroad construction in New Jersey, moved to Portland in 1846, and was one of the contractors in the … Continue reading

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