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Herrick, Anson

(1812-1868) was the son of Ebenezer Herrick, a Representative from Maine.

Anson Herrick was born in Lewiston on January 21, 1812 and attended the public schools.

Later he learned the art of printing and established the Citizen newspaper at Wiscasset in 1833. He also was an editor of the Maine Free Press, which operated in Hallowell from July 29, 1831 issue to sometime in 1835.

In 1836, Herrick moved to New York City and established the New York Atlas newspaper in 1838, which he continued until his death.  He became a member of the New York board of aldermen, serving from  1854 to 1856.  Thereafter he served as the naval storekeeper for the port of New York 1857-1861.

Elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865), Herrick was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress.

He returned to the business world and resumed his journalistic pursuits.  he was a delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866.

Anson Herrick died in New York City February 6, 1868, with interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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