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Joseph H. Williams

DATE OF BIRTH:  February 15, 1814

PLACE OF BIRTH:  Augusta

 

DATE OF DEATH:  July 19, 1896

PLACE OF DEATH:  Augusta

 

PROFESSION:  Lawyer

 

POLITICAL AFFILIATION:  Republican

 

TERM IN OFFICE:  February 26, 1857 – January 8, 1858

 

FIRST LADY:  Apphia Putnam

 

QUOTE: Unlike Governor Hamlin with whom your labors have been hitherto associated, who was borne to the Executive Chair on the topmost wave of jubilant popular favor, I have no assurances in advance from a confiding constituency to sustain and encourage me in this office, but must draw my inspiration solely from my belief that a just and intelligent people; in their judgment of their public servants, will always give due weight to honesty of intention and an assiduous endeavor to promote the general good.

Inaugural Address, February 26, 1857

 

OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: State Senator (President of the Senate), State Representative

Governor Joseph H. Williams

FURTHER READING:

Biographical Encyclopedia of Maine of the 19th Century.  Boston: Metropolitan Publishing and Engraving Company, 1885, pp. 134-137.

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

“Ex-Governor Williams,” Daily Eastern Argus, Portland, July 20, 1896.

“Governor Williams,” Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, Bangor, 1889, pp. 249-254.

North, James W.  The History of Augusta.  Augusta: Clapp and North, 1870, pp. 962-963.

 

 



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