John Holmes

John Holmes

Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 7 Jul 1843 (aged 70)
Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Cenotaph Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 6703071 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. He graduated from Rhode Island College in 1796, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1799 and commenced to practice law in Alfred, Maine. He was elected to the Massachusetts General Court, serving (1802-03, 12), was a member of the Massachusetts State Senate, (1813-14) and a commissioner under the Treaty of Ghent, between the United States and Great Britain, in 1816. In 1877, he was elected as a Democratic Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses, serving until 1820. Upon separation from Massachusetts and the admission of the State of Maine into the Union, he was elected as a Democratic Republican to the U.S. Senate, serving (1820-27) and again elected to the U.S. Senate, as an Adams Republican, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Albion K. Parris, serving (1829-33). After leaving the Senate, he resumed his law practice, was a member of the Maine House of Representatives, (1836-37) and was U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, from 1841, until his death.

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