Governor Joseph R. Bodwell

Joseph R. Bodwell

DATE OF BIRTH:  June 18, 1818
PLACE OF BIRTH:  Methuen, MA
DATE OF DEATH:  December 15, 1887
PLACE OF DEATH:  Hallowell
PROFESSION:  Farmer, Businessman (Owner of granite works in Vinalhaven and Hallowell)
POLITICAL AFFILIATION:  Republican
TERM IN OFFICE:  January 6, 1887 – December 15, 1887
FIRST LADY:  Hannah C. Fox

QUOTE: The Industrial School for Girls, established some years since at Hallowell, has proved an excellent institution. It has saved a large number of girls from the unfortunate surroundings in which fate had placed them and has secured for them respectable employment.

Inaugural Address, January 6, 1887

OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: Mayor of Hallowell, State Representative

FURTHER READING:

Biographical Encyclopedia of Maine of the 19th Century.  Boston: Metropolitan Publishing and Engraving Company, 1885, pp. 379-382.

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

In Memoriam: Governor Bodwell.  Augusta: Burleigh & Flynt, 1888.

Kennebec Journal.  Augusta, December 16, 1887.

Lapham, Dr. William B.  “Gov. Joseph R. Bodwell,” Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, Bangor, 1895, p. 191-197.

 

 

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