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Ladd, George Washington

(1818-1892) a U.S. Representative was born in Augusta on September 28, 1818. He attended the common schools and Kents Hill Seminary.

He was in the drug business in Bangor and later in lumber, commission, and wholesale grocery businesses.

Elected as a Greenback candidate to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1883), he was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Forty-sixth Congress). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882, Ladd died in Bangor on January 30, 1892, with interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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