Virgil Delphine Parris, Buckfield, ca. 1843

Contributed by Maine State Archives


Virgil Delphine Parris, congressman, president of the Maine Senate, acting governor and United States Marshal for the District of Maine, was born in Buckfield in 1807.

He graduated from Hebron Academy and Union College and studied law in Massachusetts and in Portland. He practiced law in Buckfield.

In 1832 he was elected to represent Buckfield in the Maine Legislature and was reelected to that post for the next five years.

From 1838 to 1842 he was a U.S. Representative and in 1842 and 1843 he represented Oxford County in the Maine Senate, serving as president.

From 1844 to 1848 he was the United States Marshal for the District of Maine.

Virgil Parris was also a promoter and developer, becoming the originator and first President of the Buckfield Branch Railroad.

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  • Title: Virgil Delphine Parris, Buckfield, ca. 1843
  • Creation Date: 1843
  • Subject Date: 1843
  • Location: Buckfield, Oxford County, ME
  • Media: Carte de visite
  • Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 5 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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