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Judge Ashur Ware, 1846

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Judge Ashur Ware, 1846

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A portrait of Judge Ashur Ware by Joseph Greenleaf Cole, painted in 1846.

Ware (1782-1873), a native of Massachusetts and graduate of Harvard, came to Portland in 1817, was admitted to the bar, ran the "Eastern Argus," served as Secretary of State in 1820-21, and was appointed judge in U.S. District Court in Portland in 1822, a post he held until 1866.

He also was a trustee of Bowdoin College, president of the Androscoggin and Kennebec Railroad, and president of Casco Bank and Exchange Bank.

Cole (1806-1858) worked in Portland for several years, but spent most of his career in Boston.

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  • Title: Judge Ashur Ware, 1846
  • Creator: Cole, Joseph Greenleaf
  • Creation Date: 1846
  • Subject Date: 1846
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions (cm): 86 x 67
  • Local Code: A86-958
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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