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Cary, Shepard

(1805-1866) a U.S. Representative was born in New Salem, Massachusetts, July 3, 1805. He attended the common schools; moved with his parents to Houlton in 1822.

Cary engaged in extensive lumber operations and also in agricultural and mercantile pursuits.

A member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1832, 1833, 1839-1842, 1848, 1849, and 1862, he also served in the Maine State Senate in 1843 and 1850-1853. Elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress, Cary took his seat May 10, 1844 and served until March 3, 1845.

He was the candidate of the Liberty Party for Governor in 1854. Cary, after whom Cary Plantation was named, died in Houlton on August 9, 1866, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress: 1774 – Present. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000217.

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