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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.
About This Item
- 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: 86 cm x 67 cm
- Local Code: A86-958
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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