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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 years as president of the First National Bank of Damariscotta. During the Civil War, he served as paymaster with the rank of major in the Union Army.

Flye was a delegate to the Republican National Convention at Cincinnati in 1876. Elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James G. Blaine, he served from December 4, 1876, to March 3, 1877, but was not a candidate for renomination in 1876.

He then resumed shipbuilding and his banking interests until he died while on a visit to the home of his daughter at Ashland, Kentucky on July 12, 1886, with interment in Congregational Cemetery, Newcastle.

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