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Harris M. Plaisted

DATE OF BIRTH:  November 2, 1828


DATE OF DEATH:  January 31, 1898


PROFESSION:  Lawyer, Newspaper Editor




TERM IN OFFICE:  January 13, 1881 – January 4, 1883


FIRST LADY:  Mabel True


QUOTE: The short comings and mistakes of a public servant, in the highest station, even, are forgiven and overlooked, provided he has done his best.

Inaugural Address, January 13, 1881


OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: Brigadier General, State Representative, Attorney General, Congressman

Governor Harris M. Plaisted


Chase, Henry.  Representative Men of Maine.  Portland: The Lakeside Press, 1893, p. 55.

Kennebec Journal, Augusta, January 31, 1898.

McIntyre, Philip W. and Blanding, William F.  Men of Progress.  Boston: New England Magazine, pp. 222-229.

Moody, Robert E.  “Harris Merrill Plaisted,” Dictionary of American Biography.  New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1933, Vol. 14, pp. 645-646.



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