Richard H. Vose, Augusta, 1841

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Richard Hampton Vose (1803-1864), a native of Augusta, graduated from Bowdoin in 1822, then practiced law in Worcester, Massachusetts, for six years before returning to Augusta to open a prosperous practice.

Vose served as a member of the Maine House Representatives in 1834 and 1835 and again in 1838 and 1839. He was elected a member of the Maine Senate in 1840 and 1841 serving as its president in the latter year.

He was Kennebec County Attorney from 1848 to 1856.

On January 12, 1841, Vose served as governor for one day when John Fairfield resigned. He returned to the Senate on the next day when the new Governor, Edward Kent, was sworn in.

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  • Title: Richard H. Vose, Augusta, 1841
  • Creation Date: 1841
  • Subject Date: 1841
  • Town: Augusta
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Carte de visite
  • Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 5 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084
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