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 Enoch Lincoln

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Enoch Lincoln Famous memorial

Birth
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
8 Oct 1829 (aged 40)
Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Burial
Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID
7670459 View Source

U.S. Congressman, Maine Governor. Distantly related to President Abraham Lincoln, he graduated from Harvard University in 1807, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1811. Moved to Paris, Maine, he practiced law and served as a U.S. District Attorney, (1815 to 1818). In 1818, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Albion K. Parris and reelected to the Sixteenth Congress, serving until 1821. Upon the admission of Maine as a state, he was elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth, reelected as an Adam-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress, serving (1821 to 1826). In 1827, he was elected as a Democrat-Republican the 6th Maine Governor serving until his death. During his term, Augusta was chosen as the site for the state capitol, educational improvements were endorsed, a charter for the new town of Lincoln was authorized and the state's northeastern boundary dispute continued to be problematic.

U.S. Congressman, Maine Governor. Distantly related to President Abraham Lincoln, he graduated from Harvard University in 1807, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1811. Moved to Paris, Maine, he practiced law and served as a U.S. District Attorney, (1815 to 1818). In 1818, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Albion K. Parris and reelected to the Sixteenth Congress, serving until 1821. Upon the admission of Maine as a state, he was elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth, reelected as an Adam-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress, serving (1821 to 1826). In 1827, he was elected as a Democrat-Republican the 6th Maine Governor serving until his death. During his term, Augusta was chosen as the site for the state capitol, educational improvements were endorsed, a charter for the new town of Lincoln was authorized and the state's northeastern boundary dispute continued to be problematic.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 9 Jul 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7670459
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7670459/enoch-lincoln: accessed ), memorial page for Enoch Lincoln (28 Dec 1788–8 Oct 1829), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7670459, citing State of Maine Burial Ground, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .