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Butman, Samuel

Samuel Butman

Samuel Butman

(1788-1864) a U.S. Representative was born in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in 1788. He moved to Maine in 1804, and settled in Dixmont where he engaged in agricultural pursuits.

He served as a captain in the War of 1812, a member of the State constitutional convention in 1820, and as a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1822, 1826, and 1827.

Butman was elected to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1831). Later he was a County Commissioner of Penobscot County in 1846; served in the Maine State Senate and was its president in 1853.

He died in Plymouth on October 9, 1864.

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