Samuel Fessenden, Portland
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Samuel Fessenden (1784-1869) was a native of Fryeburg. An 1806 graduate of Dartmouth, he studied law and became a lawyer in 1809, practicing in New Gloucester, then Portland.
Before Maine separated from Massachusetts in 1820, Fessenden served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate.
He was a founder of the Maine Anti-slavery Society in the 1830s and was a frequent speaker on topics of slavery and abolition.
He received an honorary degree from Bowdoin College in 1846.
- Title: Samuel Fessenden, Portland
- Creation Date: circa 1860
- Subject Date: circa 1860
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions (cm): 20 x 16
- Local Code: Photos -- People--Fessenden
- Object Type: Image
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489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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