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Utterback, John G.

John Gregg Utterback (1872-1955), cousin of Hubert Utterback a U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1935-1937. John Utterback, himself a U.S. Representative, was born in Franklin, Indiana on July 12, 1872. He attended the public schools of his native city and was employed in a carriage factory 1889-1892. A traveling salesman from 1892 to 1905, he lived in Jackson, Michigan, Rochester, New York, and Winchester, Massachusetts.

He settled in Bangor in 1905 and worked in the retail sale of carriages and later in the retail sale of automobiles. Utterback served as councilman in 1912 and 1913, as alderman in 1913 and 1914, and as mayor of Bangor in 1914 and 1915. Chairman of the Maine Motor Vehicle Conference Committee in 1930, he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1932.

Elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935), he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934. Later he was appointed a United States Marshal for the district of Maine in 1935 and served until his resignation in 1944. Utterback resumed the automobile business and was president of the Utterback Corporation. He died in Bangor on July 11, 1955, with interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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