Friends Of The Blaine House

The Blaine House

Samuel Wells

DATE OF BIRTH:  August 15, 1801

PLACE OF BIRTH:  Durham, NH

 

DATE OF DEATH:  July 15, 1868

PLACE OF DEATH:  Boston, MA

 

PROFESSION:  Lawyer

 

POLITICAL AFFILIATION:  Democrat

 

TERM IN OFFICE:  January 4, 1856 – January 8, 1857

 

QUOTE: In our estimation slavery is a great evil, the removal of which from the limits of our common country would be highly gratifying to every patriotic citizen.

Inaugural Address, January 4, 1856

 

OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: State Representative, Associate Justice of the Maine Supreme Court

Governor Samuel Wells

FURTHER READING:

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

“Ex Gov. Wells,” Eastern Argus, Portland, July 18, 1868

 

 



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