Governor Samuel Cony

Samuel Cony

DATE OF BIRTH:  February 27, 1811
PLACE OF BIRTH:  Augusta
DATE OF DEATH:  October 5, 1870
PLACE OF DEATH:  Augusta
PROFESSION:  Lawyer
POLITICAL AFFILIATION:  Republican
TERM IN OFFICE:  January 7, 1864 – January 4, 1867
FIRST LADY:  Lucy W. Brooks

QUOTE: Until the last calls, Maine has met every demand upon her for troops, not by constrictive credits, but by the bone and sinew of her people. She will continue to do so until the end.

Inaugural Address, January 5, 1865

OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: State Representative, Executive Councilor, Presidential Elector

FURTHER READING:

Biographical Encyclopedia of Maine of the 19th Century.  Boston: Metropolitan Publishing and Engraving Company, 1885, pp. 137-142.

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

Hatch, Louis C.  “Abner Coburn,” Dictionary of American Biography.  New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1933, Vol. 4, pp. 249-250.

Williams, Charles E.  The Life of Abner Coburn.  Bangor: Thomas W. Burr, 1885.

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