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John Holmes, Alfred, ca. 1840

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John Holmes, Alfred, ca. 1840

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John Holmes (1773-1843), a prominent lawyer from Alfred, was active from 1815-1820 in efforts to separate Maine from Massachusetts.

A 1796 graduate of Brown University, he represented Alfred in the Maine State Constitutional Convention in 1819.

He served as a U.S. Senator for 11 years and was appointed by President Monroe to the commission that negotiated the border dispute between Maine and Canada.

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  • Title: John Holmes, Alfred, ca. 1840
  • Creator: Ritchie, A. H.
  • Creation Date: circa 1840
  • Subject Date: circa 1840
  • Town: Alfred
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Engraving
  • Dimensions (cm): 26 x 21
  • Local Code: Photographs--People--Holmes, 0010*, 1992.1037
  • Object Type: Image

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