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Anson Morrill

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Anson Peaslee Morrill June 10, 1803 – July 5, 1887 was an American politician

Biographyedit

Born in 1803 in Belgrade in modern-day Maine, then a part of Massachusetts, originally a storekeeper and millkeeper, he was the 24th Governor of Maine from 1855 to 1856, represented Maine's fourth district in the United States House of Representatives from 1861 to 1863 and served in the Maine House of Representatives Morrill also served as sheriff of Somerset County, Maine He was older brother to Lot M Morrill, a US Treasury Secretary under President Ulysses S Grant He died in 1887 in Augusta, Maine and is buried at the Forest Grove Cemetery, Augusta, Maine

After his term as governor, Morrill served as president of the Maine Central Railroad 1864-1866 and again 1873-18751 Following his second term as the railroad's president, he served as vice president for the railroad until his death in 1887

He is buried in Forest Grove Cemetery, Augusta, Maine

Referencesedit

  • United States Congress "Anson Morrill id: M000967" Biographical Directory of the United States Congress  Retrieved on 2009-03-23
  1. ^ Legg, John F January 17, 1999 "Maine Central Railroad Company" Archived from the original on August 18, 2005 Retrieved December 29, 2005 
Political offices
Preceded by
William G Crosby
Governor of Maine
1858–1861
Succeeded by
Samuel Wells
US House of Representatives
Preceded by
Freeman H Morse
Member of the US House of Representatives
from Maine's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Succeeded by
John H Rice
Business positions
Preceded by
Hollis Bowman
President of Maine Central Railroad
1864–1866
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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President of Maine Central Railroad
1873–1875
Succeeded by
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