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Jonathan G. Hunton

Jonathan Glidden Hunton March 14, 1781 – October 12, 1851 was an American politician who served as the ninth Governor of Maine from February 1830 to January 1831


  • 1 Early years
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Later years
  • 4 Sources

Early yearsedit

Hunton was born in Unity, New Hampshire on March 14, 1781 He was educated at local schools He later studied law


He started his law career in Readfield, Maine He serving as a member of the Governor's Executive Council in 1829 Later in 1829, he ran for governorship of Maine He was elected as a National Republican He was in the governor's office from February 9, 1830 to January 5, 1831 During his term, he advocated the establishment of the state's first mental hospital Hunton was unsuccessful in his re-election bid

Later yearsedit

After leaving the office, he served as a member of the Maine Senate and the Maine House of Representatives from 1832 to 1834 He then practiced law The later part of his life was spent in Dixmont, Maine He died on October 12, 1851


  • Sobel, Robert and John Raimo Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978 Greenwood Press, 1988 ISBN 0-313-28093-2
Political offices
Preceded by
Joshua Hall
Governor of Maine
Succeeded by
Samuel E Smith

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