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MacDonald, Moses

(1815-1869) a U.S. Representative, was born in Limerick on April 8, 1815. He received an academic education, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1837 and began his practice in Biddeford in 1837.

A member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1841, 1842, and 1845, he served as speaker in 1845, then served in the Maine State Senate in 1847. State Treasurer from 1847 to 1850, MacDonald was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855). He was chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirty-second Congress); appointed collector of customs at Portland by President Buchanan in 1857 and served until 1861.

MacDonald died in Saco on October 18, 1869, with interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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