Samuel Page Benson

Samuel Page Benson

Winthrop, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Death 12 Aug 1876 (aged 71)
Yarmouth, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Burial Winthrop, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 7229595 · View Source
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US Congressman. He graduated from Bowdoin College, in 1825, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced to practice in Winthrop, Maine. He was secretary of the Androscoggin & Kennebec Railroad, a member of the Maine State House of Representatives, (1833-34), served in the Maine State Senate, (1836-37) and Maine Secretary of State, (1838-41). In 1853, he was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and as an Opposition Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress, serving until 1857. Not a candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law and was president of Bowdoin College, until his death at age 71.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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