Governor Anson P. Morrill

Anson P. Morrill

DATE OF BIRTH:  June 10, 1803
PLACE OF BIRTH:  Belgrade
DATE OF DEATH:  July 4, 1887
PLACE OF DEATH:  Augusta
PROFESSION:  Businessman
POLITICAL AFFILIATION:  Know-Nothing
TERM IN OFFICE:  January 6, 1855 – January 4, 1856
FIRST LADY:  Rowena M. Richardson

QUOTE: The main pillars of our free institutions rest upon the intelligence of the people. The only true ground of hope that this Republic will survive the lapse of ages, and be perpetuated from generation to generation, following not in the downward course of those Republics which have disappeared from the governments of the earth, is, that knowledge, in this country, is more universally diffused among the people.

Inaugural Address, January 6, 1855

OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: Postmaster of Belgrade, Sheriff of Somerset County, Land Agent, Congressman, President of the Maine Central Railroad, State Representative

FURTHER READING:

Chase, Henry.  Representative Men of Maine.  Portland: The Lakeside Press, 1893, p. XXXIII.

“Death of Anson P. Morrill,” Daily Kennebec Journal, July 6, 1887.

Moody, Robert E.  “Anson Peaslee Morrill,” Dictionary of American Biography.  New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1933, Vol. 13, pp. 196-197.

 

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