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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 Seminary in 1837.

Fessenden was ordained and installed as pastor of the Second Congregational Church in Thomaston where he served from 1837 to 1856. He studied law; was admitted to the bar, began his practice in 1858, and was judge of the Rockland municipal court.

Elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863), he was not a candidate for renomination in 1862. Fessenden was an examiner in the United States Patent Office 1865-1879 and United States consul at St. John, New Brunswick 1879-1881.

He died in Stamford, Connecticut on April 18, 1882, with interment in Woodland Cemetery.

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