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Historical Items

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Item 77743

George Beal on political appointments, Washington, 1869

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1869 Location: Portland; Norway Media: Ink on paper

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Item 77737

George Beal letter on federal appointments, Norway, 1869

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1869 Location: Norway; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 77769

G.F. Shepley appointment as circuit judge, Washington, 1869

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1869 Location: Washington; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

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.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

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.

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Maine Department of Transportation

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and the Civil War Resources

Being the Report of a Commission of Inquiry, Appointed by the United States Sanitary Commission. With an Appendix, Containing the Testimony.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House

Robinson, David Branson and William M. Reed were appointed as commissioners to construct the building.