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Anson P. Morrill

DATE OF BIRTH:  June 10, 1803

PLACE OF BIRTH:  Belgrade

 

DATE OF DEATH:  July 4, 1887

PLACE OF DEATH:  Augusta

 

PROFESSION:  Businessman

 

POLITICAL AFFILIATION:  Know-Nothing

 

TERM IN OFFICE:  January 6, 1855 – January 4, 1856

 

FIRST LADY:  Rowena M. Richardson

 

QUOTE: The main pillars of our free institutions rest upon the intelligence of the people. The only true ground of hope that this Republic will survive the lapse of ages, and be perpetuated from generation to generation, following not in the downward course of those Republics which have disappeared from the governments of the earth, is, that knowledge, in this country, is more universally diffused among the people.

Inaugural Address, January 6, 1855

 

OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: Postmaster of Belgrade, Sheriff of Somerset County, Land Agent, Congressman, President of the Maine Central Railroad, State Representative

Governor Anson P. Morrill

FURTHER READING:

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

“Death of Anson P. Morrill,” Daily Kennebec Journal, July 6, 1887.

Moody, Robert E.  “Anson Peaslee Morrill,” Dictionary of American Biography.  New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1933, Vol. 13, pp. 196-197.

 

 



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