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 Henry Bradstreet Cleaves

Henry Bradstreet Cleaves

Birth
Bridgton, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Death 22 Jun 1912 (aged 72)
Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Burial Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Plot Sec-U Lot-403 Grv-3
Memorial ID 41922058 · View Source
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Governor of Maine. In 1862 he enlisted for the Civil War as a Private in Company B, 23rd Maine Volunteer Infantry. He reenlisted in a new regiment after his enlistment expired, and had attained the rank of First Lieutenant by the end of the war. After the war he studied law, attained admission to the bar in 1868, and established a practice in Portland, Maine. He served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1876 to 1877. From 1877 to 1879 Cleaves was Portland's City Solicitor. from 1880 to 1885 he served as Maine's Attorney General. In 1892 he was the successful Republican nominee for Governor and served two terms, 1893 to 1897. After leaving office he returned to practicing law in Portland. The law library Governor Cleaves and his brother Nathan donated to the Cumberland County Bar Association still operates in Portland as the Nathan and Henry B. Cleaves Library, a non-profit corporation.

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  • Originally Created by: Robert Hall
  • Added: 13 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41922058
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Bradstreet Cleaves (6 Feb 1840–22 Jun 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41922058, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .