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Mason, Moses, Jr.

(1789-1866) a U.S. Representative was born in Dublin, New Hampshire on June 2, 1789. He moved with his parents to Bethel in 1799, attended the common schools, studied medicine, and commenced practice in Bethel in 1813.

Mason was appointed first postmaster of Bethel on April 1, 1815, serving until December 27, 1833. He was a Justice of the Peace from 1821 to 1866 and a County Commissioner from 1831 to 1834.

Elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837), he was a Maine Executive Councilor 1843-1845, a trustee of the State insane hospital in 1844. Mason was also selectman of Bethel for fourteen years, president of Gould Academy from 1854 to 1856. He died in Bethel June 25, 1866, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

His house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is home to the Bethel Historical Society.

Additional resources

Howe, Stanley Russell. Dr. Moses Mason and His House. Bethel, Me. Bethel Historical Society. 1981.

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