Governor Percival P. Baxter

Percival P. Baxter

DATE OF BIRTH:  November 22, 1876
PLACE OF BIRTH:  Portland
DATE OF DEATH:  June 12, 1969
PLACE OF DEATH:  Portland
PROFESSION:  Lawyer, Manager of Family Business and Real Estate Interests
POLITICAL AFFILIATION:  Republican
TERM IN OFFICE:  January 31, 1921 – January 8, 1925

QUOTE: In the heart of the wilderness of these woods stands Mt. Katahdin, the greatest monument of nature east of the Mississippi river. This mountain raises its head aloft, unafraid of the passing storm, and is typical of the rugged character of the people of Maine. The purchase of this mountain will constitute a fitting memorial to the past.

Inaugural Address, February 9, 1921

OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: State Representative, State Senator (Senate President)

FURTHER READING:

Hakola, John W.  Legacy of a Lifetime, The Story of Baxter State Park.  Woolwich: TBW Books, 1981.

Kennebec Journal, Augusta, June 13, 1969.

Rolde, Neil.  The Baxters of Maine, Downeast Visionaries.  Gardiner: Tilbury House Publishers, 1997.

Soares, Liz.  All For Maine, The Story of Governor Percival P. Baxter.  Mount Desert: Windswept House Publishers, 1995.

 

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