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Herrick, Ebenezer

(1785-1839), father of Anson Herrick, was a U.S. Representative born in Lewiston on October 21, 1785. He attended the common schools, studied law, was admitted to the bar and began his practice in Bowdoinham. He also engaged in business 1814-1818.

A member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1819, he was a member of the convention which formed the first constitution of the State of Maine in 1820. Secretary of the Maine State Senate in 1821, he was elected to the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Congresses (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1827).

Herrick declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1826, but became a member of the Maine State Senate in 1828 and 1829. He died in Lewiston on May 7, 1839, with interment in the Old Herrick Burying Ground.

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