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Sidney Perham

  • Birth 27 Mar 1819 Woodstock, Oxford County, Maine, USA
  • Death 9 Apr 1907 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Bryant Pond, Oxford County, Maine, USA
  • Memorial ID 7228869

US Congressman, Maine Governor. Born in Woodstock, Maine, he graduated from Gould Academy, taught school and worked on his farm. He helped establish the Republican Party in Maine in 1853 and was a member of the Maine Board of Agriculture. Perham served as president of the Maine State Senate in 1854, was clerk of the Oxford County courts (1859-63) and served as a member of the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses, (1863-69). In 1870, he was elected as a Republican the 33rd Governor of Maine and served until 1874. After his term, he was Secretary of State of Maine in 1875, served as appraiser in the customhouse at Portland, Maine, (1877-85) and was a site selection commissioner for a new dry-dock on the Gulf of Mexico, in 1891. He died at age 88 in Washington, D.C.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 2 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7228869
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sidney Perham (27 Mar 1819–9 Apr 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7228869, citing Lakeside Cemetery, Bryant Pond, Oxford County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .