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Item 10979

Gus Hall, presidential candidate, 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1980-10-21 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

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Progressive Party Presidential Election Street Banner in Blue Hill, 1912

Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society Date: 1912 Location: Blue Hill Media: Postcard

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Election Day, Portland, 1932

Courtesy of Matthew Jude Barker, an individual partner Date: 1932-11-08 Location: Portland


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Presidents and Campaigns

Several Mainers have run for president or vice president, a number of presidents, past presidents, and future presidents have had ties to the state or visited here, and, during campaign season, many presidential candidates and their family members have brought their campaigns to Maine.


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.


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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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 129-142

… of Scrapbook 3 continue the story of the 1872 presidential campaign -- the contest between Ulysses S.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 4, pages 57-76

… 57-76 Much of this section is about the 1864 presidential election and the end of the war activities in Bangor in which a large crowd of Union…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Notable Residents

… shipbuilder elected to Congress in 1836, later a presidential elector and candidate for governor of Maine.