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William D. Williamson

DATE OF BIRTH:  July 31, 1779

PLACE OF BIRTH:  Canterbury, CT


DATE OF DEATH:  May 27, 1846



PROFESSION:  Lawyer, Author of The History of The State of Maine


POLITICAL AFFILIATION:  Democratic-Republican


TERM IN OFFICE:  May 28, 1821 to December 6, 1821


FIRST LADY:  Jemima Montague


QUOTE: Maine is a corner-pillar in the American Republic. Its territory equals one half of New England, – its natural resources are great and various – its climate is good – its population now considerably exceeds 400,000 – and only two individual States have a greater extend of seaboard or more shipping.

Introduction to Williamson’s The History of The State of Maine, 1832


OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: County Attorney for Hancock County, Massachusetts State Senator, Maine State Senator  (Senate President), Congressman, Judge of Probate for Penobscot County, Bank Commissioner

Governor William D. Williamson


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

Malone, Dumas.  “Wiliam Durkee Williamson,” Dictionary of American Biography.  New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1933, Vol. 20, pp. 301-302.

Williamson, Joseph.  “Hon. William Durkee Williamson,” Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder.  Bangor, 1888, pp. 73-80.



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