Samuel Fessenden, Portland, ca. 1860

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Samuel Fessenden (1784-1869) was a native of Fryeburg. An 1806 graduate of Dartmouth, he studied law and became a lawyer in 1809, practicing in New Gloucester, then Portland.

Before Maine separated from Massachusetts in 1820, Fessenden served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate.

He was a founder of the Maine Anti-slavery Society in the 1830s and was a frequent speaker on topics of slavery and abolition.

He received an honorary degree from Bowdoin College in 1846.

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  • Title: Samuel Fessenden, Portland, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 16 cm
  • Local Code: Photographs--People--Fessenden
  • Object Type: Image

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