DATE OF BIRTH: August 12, 1822
PLACE OF BIRTH: Gorham
DATE OF DEATH: February 2, 1912
PLACE OF DEATH: Gorham
PROFESSION: Physician, Businessman
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: Republican
TERM IN OFFICE: January 4, 1883 – January 6, 1887
FIRST LADY: Olivia M. Priest
QUOTE: I would call your attention to the necessity of some change of our laws which would and should give woman increased opportunities to discharge the duties of citizenship. By innumerable deeds of noble conflict on every field of moral, intellectual and social effort, woman has won equal honors with the other sex, and established by works her right to a just recognition and equality which selfish rule has heretofore prevented. Intelligence of the citizen is the only true basis of suffrage, and if equality is assured, let us not ignore its logical consequences, but give to woman all the rights of citizenship.
Inaugural Address, January 8, 1885
OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: Lieutenant Colonel, State Representative (Speaker of the House), State Senator, Member of the 1878 Paris Exposition Commission, Worthy Master of the Maine State Grange
Biographical Encyclopedia of Maine of the 19th Century. Boston: Metropolitan Publishing and Engraving Company, 1885, pp. 148-152.
Chase, Henry. Representative Men of Maine. Portland: The Lakeside Press, 1893, p. 53.
Kennebec Journal, Augusta, February 5, 1912.
McIntyre, Philip W. and Blanding, William F. Men of Progress. Boston: New England Magazine, 1897, pp. 71-75.