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Herrick, Joshua

(1793-1874) a U.S. Representative, was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, March 18, 1793, where he attended the common schools.

Herrick moved to the District of Maine in 1811 and engaged in the lumber business. He served in the War of 1812, moved to Brunswick and became connected with the first cotton factory of Maine.

A deputy sheriff of Cumberland County for many years, he was also deputy collector and inspector of customs at Kennebunkport (1829-1841), town clerk of Kennebunkport (1832-1842), and selectman, assessor, and overseer of the poor of Kennebunkport (1839-1842).

A County Commissioner of York County in 1842 and 1843, Herrick was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845), but was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1844.

Again deputy collector at Kennebunkport 1847-1849, he became Register of Probate of York County 1849-1855. He died in Alfred August 30, 1874, with interment in Village Cemetery in Kennebunkport.

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