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  Anderson, Hugh J.
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AffiliationDemocratic   
NameHugh J. Anderson
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Belfast, Maine , United States
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Born May 10, 1801
DiedMay 31, 1881 (80 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Sep 02, 2015 03:11am
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InfoANDERSON, Hugh Johnston, a Representative from Maine; born in Wiscasset, Maine, May 10, 1801; attended the local schools; moved to Belfast, Maine, in 1815 and was employed as a clerk in the mercantile establishment of his uncle; clerk of the Waldo County courts 1824-1836; studied law; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); was not a candidate for reelection to the Twenty-seventh Congress in 1840; Governor of Maine 1844-1847; was a candidate for United States Senator in 1847 but subsequently withdrew; moved to Washington, D.C., and served as commissioner of customs in the United States Treasury Department 1853-1858; appointed head of the commission to reorganize and adjust the affairs of the United States Mint at San Francisco, Calif., in 1857; Sixth Auditor of the Treasury 1866-1869; retired from public life in 1880 and settled in Portland, Oreg., where he died May 31, 1881; interment in Grove Cemetery, Belfast, Maine


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  09/11/1843 ME Governor Won 50.25% (+17.35%)
  06/22/1843 ME Governor - D Convention Won 54.18% (+12.71%)
  09/10/1838 ME District 6 Won 61.94% (+23.88%)
  05/09/1837 ME District 6 - 4th Trial Won 55.91% (+36.40%)
  02/07/1837 ME District 6 - 3rd Trial Won 46.10% (+10.73%)
  11/08/1836 ME District 6 - 2nd Trial Lost 28.40% (-17.73%)
  09/12/1836 ME District 6 - 1st Trial Lost 27.33% (-15.83%)
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