Asher Crosby Hinds (1863-1919) a U.S. Representative, was born in Benton on February 6, 1863. He attended the public schools and Coburn Classical Institute, was graduated from Colby College in 1883.
He began newspaper work in Portland in 1884. Hinds became clerk to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (1889-1891), and clerk at the Speaker’s table, United States House of Representatives, 1895-1911. He was editor of the Rules, Manual, and Digest of the House of Representatives in 1899 and of Hinds’ Precedents of the House of Representatives in 1908.
Elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth Congresses from Portland in Maine’s First Congressional District (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1917), he resided in Washington, D.C., until his death on May 1, 1919, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland.