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Goodwin, Forrest

Forrest Goodwin, courtesy Maine State Archives

Forrest Goodwin, courtesy Maine State Archives

(1862-1913) was a U.S. Representative born in Skowhegan on June 14, 1862. He attended the common schools; was graduated from Skowhegan High School and Bloomfield Academy, and in 1887 from Colby College, and Boston University Law School in 1890.

He was admitted to the bar in 1889 and commenced practice in Skowhegan in 1891. He was a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1889, clerk at the Speaker’s table under Speaker Thomas B. Reed in the Fifty-first Congress 1889-1891.

Goodwin was member of the Maine State Senate (1903-1905) and served as its president in 1905. Elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third Congress, he served from March 4, 1913, until his death in Portland on May 28, 1913, with interment in South Side Cemetery, Skowhegan, Maine.

Additional resources

United States. Congress (63rd, 2nd session: 1915). Forrest Goodwin (late a representative from Maine): memorial addresses delivered in the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States ; Sixty-third Congress, third session, proceedings in the House February 21, 1915, proceedings in the Senate February 28, 1915.Prepared under the direction of the Joint Committee on Printing. Washington.[U.S. Government Printing Office]. 1915. [University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections; Maine State Library; Bangor Public Library]

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