Contributed by Maine State Archives
Franklin Muzzy (1806-1873), a wealthy partner in the Muzzy and Wing Iron Foundary of Bangor, was part of the political coalition that became the Maine Republican Party.
Born in Massachusetts, he worked at a Gardiner cotton factory and saved enough from his meager wages to study drafting for a year at the Gardiner Lyceum.
He became a director of railroads, owner of insurance companies and benefactor of educational and temperance causes.
A Representative for two years and a State Senator for three, he served in the Maine House in 1841 and 1842 and was elected President of the Senate in 1855.
About This Item
- Title: Franklin Muzzy, Bangor, 1855
- Creation Date: circa 1855
- Subject Date: circa 1855
- Town: Augusta, Gardiner
- County: Kennebec
- State: ME
- Media: Carte de visite
- Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 5 cm
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine State Archives
84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084
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