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Abner Coburn

DATE OF BIRTH:  March 22, 1803

PLACE OF BIRTH:  Skowhegan

 

DATE OF DEATH:  January 4, 1885

PLACE OF DEATH:  Skowhegan

 

PROFESSION:  Businessman

 

POLITICAL AFFILIATION:  Republican

 

TERM IN OFFICE:  January 8, 1863 – January 7, 1864

 

QUOTE: We are well advanced in the second year of a war involving issues of the gravest moment to all of us. The contest was precipitated by those who, no longer able to rule, were determined to ruin, the Government of the United States.

Inaugural Address, January  8, 1863

 

OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: State Representative, Executive Councilor, Presidential Elector

Governor Abner Coburn

FURTHER READING:

Biographical Encyclopedia of Maine of the 19th Century.  Boston: Metropolitan Publishing and Engraving Company, 1885, pp. 137-142.

Chase, Henry.  Representative Men of Maine.  Portland: The Lakeside Press, 1893, p. XLV.

Hatch, Louis C.  “Abner Coburn,” Dictionary of American Biography.  New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1933, Vol. 4, pp. 249-250.

Williams, Charles E.  The Life of Abner Coburn.  Bangor: Thomas W. Burr, 1885.

 

 



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