Josiah Pierce, Gorham, ca. 1860

Contributed by Maine State Archives


Josiah Pierce (1792-1866), a native of Baldwin, graduated from Bowdoin College and moved to Gorham in 1821 to practice law.

A skillful lawyer and eloquent orator, he was well-connected both in and out of politics. He was the Judge of Probate for Cumberland County for ten years, a Town Selectman and a State Senator for three years, serving as President in both 1835 and 1836.

He wrote "A History of the Town of Gorham, Maine" in 1862.

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About This Item

  • Title: Josiah Pierce, Gorham, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1835
  • Town: Baldwin, Gorham
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Carte de visite
  • Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 5 cm
  • Local Code: S20-120
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine State Archives
84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084
(207) 287-5795

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