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William D. Williamson

DATE OF BIRTH:  July 31, 1779

PLACE OF BIRTH:  Canterbury, CT

 

DATE OF DEATH:  May 27, 1846

PLACE OF DEATH:  Bangor

 

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

FURTHER READING:

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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