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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
Title: Senator Smith Votes
Contributed by: Margaret Chase Smith Library
Media: black and white photograph
When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.
Bangor native and lawyer William S. Cohen was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1972, only to find himself on the Judiciary Committee that was investigating President Richard Nixon and the Watergate burglary and cover-up.
George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.