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  Burleigh, Edwin C.
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AffiliationRepublican   
NameEdwin C. Burleigh
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Augusta, Maine , United States
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Born November 27, 1843
DiedJune 16, 1916 (72 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Aug 02, 2015 04:46am
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InfoBURLEIGH, Edwin Chick, a Representative and a Senator from Maine; born in Linneus, Aroostook County, Maine, November 27, 1843; attended the common schools and graduated from the Houlton (Maine) Academy; taught school; clerk in the adjutant general’s office; surveyor and farmer; clerk in the State land office at Bangor 1870-1876; moved to Augusta in 1876; State land agent 1876-1878; assistant clerk in the State house of representatives in 1878; clerk in the office of the State treasurer 1880-1884; State treasurer 1884-1888; became principal owner of the Kennebec Journal in 1887; Governor of Maine 1889-1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth Congress in 1897 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Seth L. Milliken; reelected to the Fifty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from June 21, 1897, to March 3, 1911; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910; resumed newspaper publishing in Augusta, Maine, and the management of timberlands; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1913, until his death in Augusta, Maine, June 16, 1916; interment in Forest Grove Cemetery.


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