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The Blaine House

Horace A. Hildreth

DATE OF BIRTH:  December 2, 1902

PLACE OF BIRTH:  Gardiner

 

DATE OF DEATH:  June 2, 1988

PLACE OF DEATH:  Portland

 

PROFESSION:  Lawyer, Broadcasting Executive

 

POLITICAL AFFILIATION:  Republican

 

TERM IN OFFICE:  January 4, 1945 – January 6, 1949

 

FIRST LADY:  Katherine Wing

 

QUOTE: History surely teaches that when people refuse to face their responsibilities and embrace a philosophy which attempts to solve their problems by allowing undue concentration of power at the top they are traveling a road which leaves freedom and liberty behind and takes them toward a totalitarian form of government which, no matter under what name it parades, has always spelled disaster.

Inaugural Address, January 4, 1945

 

OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: State Representative, State Senator, President of Bucknell University, U. S. Ambassador to Pakistan

Governor Horace A. Hildreth

FURTHER READING:

Modern Maine.  New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1951, Vol. 4, pp. 791-792.

Portland Press Herald, June 3, 1988.

 

 



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