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Gould, Arthur Robinson

(1857-1946) a U.S. Senator from Maine, was born in East Corinth, March 16, 1857. He attended the common schools and East Corinth Academy.

Gould moved to Presque Isle in 1887, engaged in the lumber business and built power plants and an electric railroad. He served as president of the Aroostook Valley Railroad Company from 1902 until his death in 1946.

A member of the State Senate (1921-1922), he was elected on November 29, 1926, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Bert M. Fernald. He served from November 30, 1926, to March 3, 1931, but was not a candidate for renomination in 1930. He chaired the Committee on Immigration (Seventy-first Congress).

He returned to the railroad and lumber businesses and died in Presque Isle on July 24, 1946 with interment in Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor.

Additional resources

Hall. Oliver L. The Man From East Corinth: Episodes in the Life of Arthur R. Gould, A Builder of Aroostook and Senator of the United States. Augusta, Me. Kennebec Journal Print Shop. 1941.

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