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
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.