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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, Connecticut (1862-1863), Vermont Episcopal Institute at Burlington (1863-1866), a private school in England in 1866 and 1867, and Kimball Union Academy at Meridian, New Hampshire, in 1870.

Goodall entered his father’s mills at Sanford in 1874 and afterward engaged extensively in the wool-manufacturing industry and in the railroad business. He established the Goodall Worsted Company, which originated Palm Beach cloth. He was president of the Sanford National Bank from its organization in 1896, and chairman of the Maine commission to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904.

A lieutenant colonel on the staff of Governor Bert M. Fernald in 1909, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1921), serving as chairman of the Committee on Elections No. 2 (Sixty-sixth Congress). Not a candidate for renomination in 1920, he resumed manufacturing interests and banking in Sanford until his death there June 26, 1935, with interment in Oakdale Cemetery.

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