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 Frederick William Plaisted

Frederick William Plaisted

Birth
Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Death 4 Mar 1943 (aged 77)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Plot 1025CG
Memorial ID 19170 · View Source
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Maine Governor. He was the son of Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General and Maine Governor Harris M. Plaisted. Educated at the St. Johnsbury Academy Vermont, he had a successful publishing career, when he entered politics in 1896, serving as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He was Major of Augusta, Maine, (1906 -10) and was Sheriff of Kennebec County, (1907-08). In 1911, he was elected as a Democrat the 48th Governor of Maine. During his tenure as Governor, a state constitutional prohibitory amendment was proposed that would have negated the 1883 prohibition amendment, but in a popular vote it was voted down. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, Plaisted retired from political life in 1913. He died at age 77 in Los Angeles, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 22 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19170
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick William Plaisted (26 Jul 1865–4 Mar 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19170, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .