Nelson Dingley, Jr.
DATE OF BIRTH: February 15, 1832
PLACE OF BIRTH: Durham
DATE OF DEATH: January 13, 1899
PLACE OF DEATH: Washington, DC
PROFESSION: School Teacher, Lawyer, Newspaper Publisher
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: Republican
TERM IN OFFICE: January 7, 1874 – January 6, 1876
FIRST LADY: Salome McKenney
QUOTE: In the judgement of many of our best educators, the time has arrived for this State to enact a law making attendance upon some school a certain portion of the year obligatory upon children between the ages of eight and fourteen years.
Inaugural Address, January 8, 1874
OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: State Representative (Speaker of the House), Congressman
Chase, Henry. Representative Men of Maine. Portland: The Lakeside Press, 1893, p. 13.
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Lingley, Charles R. “Nelson Dingley,” Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1933, Vol. 5, pp. 314-315.
McIntyre, Philip W. and Blanding, William F. Men of Progress. Boston: New England Magazine, 1897, pp. 481-485.
Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Nelson Dingley, Jr. Augusta: Kennebec Journal, 1899.
Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Nelson Dingley, Jr. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1899.