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Goodenow, Robert

(1800-1874), brother of Rufus King Goodenow, was a U.S. Representative; was born in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire on April 19, 1800. He moved with his parents to Brownfield in 1802, attended the common schools there and at Sanford in 1815 and 1816.

Goodenow studied medicine and law, was admitted to the bar in 1822 and began his practice in Wilton, where he became county attorney (1828-1834). He moved to Farmington in 1832 and continued the practice of law.

Elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853), Goodenow was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination. He was appointed State bank commissioner in 1857, county treasurer of Franklin County 1866-1868, again county attorney in 1869 and 1870.

Treasurer of the Franklin County Savings Bank 1868-1874, he died in Farmington, May 15, 1874, with interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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