William George Crosby

William George Crosby

Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, USA
Death 21 Mar 1881 (aged 75)
Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, USA
Burial Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 7232919 · View Source
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Maine Governor. Born in Belfast, Maine, he graduated from Bowdoin College in 1823, studied law and practiced law in Belfast, Maine. He was prominent in promoting the public-school system of Maine and while in college he published a small volume of poems, plus authored Political Illustrations of the Athenaeum Gallery. He was president of the Whig National Convention in 1852, when elected the 23rd Governor of Maine, serving (1853-55). After leaving the office, he served as a trustee for Bowdoin College and also served as a member of the Maine Historical Society. He died at age 75 in Belfast, Maine.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William George Crosby (10 Sep 1805–21 Mar 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7232919, citing Grove Cemetery, Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .