Governor Nelson Dingley, Jr.

Nelson Dingley, Jr.

DATE OF BIRTH:  Feb. 15, 1832
PLACE OF BIRTH:  Durham
DATE OF DEATH:  Jan. 13, 1899
PLACE OF DEATH:  Washington, DC
PROFESSION:  School Teacher, Lawyer, Newspaper Publisher
POLITICAL AFFILIATION:  Republican
TERM IN OFFICE:  January 7, 1874 – January 6, 1876
FIRST LADY:  Salome McKenney

QUOTE: In the judgement of many of our best educators, the time has arrived for this State to enact a law making attendance upon some school a certain portion of the year obligatory upon children between the ages of eight and fourteen years.

Inaugural Address, January 8, 1874

OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: State Representative (Speaker of the House), Congressman

FURTHER READING:

Chase, Henry.  Representative Men of Maine.  Portland: The Lakeside Press, 1893, p. 13.

Dingley, Edward Nelson.  The Life and Times of Nelson Dingley, Jr.  Kalamazoo, Michigan: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1902.

Gould, Lewis L.  “Nelson Dingley, Jr.,” American National Biography.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1999, Vol. 6, pp. 615-616.

Lingley, Charles R. “Nelson Dingley,” Dictionary of American Biography.  New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1933, Vol. 5, pp. 314-315.

McIntyre, Philip W. and Blanding, William F.  Men of Progress.  Boston: New England Magazine, 1897, pp. 481-485.

Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Nelson Dingley, Jr.  Augusta: Kennebec Journal, 1899.

Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Nelson Dingley, Jr.  Washington: Government Printing Office, 1899.

 

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