John Chandler, Portland, ca. 1810

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John Chandler (1762-1841), a native of New Hampshire, served as a brigadier general in the War of 1812.

A strong supporter of Maine secession from Massachusetts, he helped to draft the Maine Constitution in 1819, and he became the president of the Maine State Senate in 1820, when Maine became a state.

He was postmaster, town clerk of Monmouth, U.S. Senator and Collector of Customs for the Port of Portland.

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  • Title: John Chandler, Portland, ca. 1810
  • Creation Date: circa 1810
  • Subject Date: circa 1810
  • Locations:
    • Portland, Cumberland County, ME
    • Monmouth, Kennebec County, ME
    • Epping, NH
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 35 cm x 27 cm
  • Local Code: Photographs--OS--Large--Box 4
  • Object Type: Image

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