Joshua L. Chamberlain
DATE OF BIRTH: September 8, 1828
PLACE OF BIRTH: Brewer
DATE OF DEATH: February 24, 1914
PLACE OF DEATH: Portland
PROFESSION: College Professor
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: Republican
TERM IN OFFICE: January 4, 1867 – January 5, 1871
FIRST LADY: Frances C. Adams
QUOTE: It has been proposed to erect a monument to commemorate the virtues of the dead, which shall testify to coming generations our gratitude to heroism. But when so many widows and orphans are crying for bread, and so many wounded are over-worn and lying patiently by, hopeless of any active part in the country’s rejoicing, I for one feel that our first duty is to these.
Inaugural Address, January 4, 1867
OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: Major General, President of Bowdoin College, Member of the 1878 Paris Exposition Commission, Collector of Customs for Portland
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