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Franklin Muzzy, Bangor, 1855

Franklin Muzzy, Bangor, 1855

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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.

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