Franklin Muzzy, Bangor, 1855

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Franklin Muzzy (1806-1873), a wealthy partner in the Muzzy and Wing Iron Foundary of Bangor, was part of the political coalition that became the Maine Republican Party.

Born in Massachusetts, he worked at a Gardiner cotton factory and saved enough from his meager wages to study drafting for a year at the Gardiner Lyceum.

He became a director of railroads, owner of insurance companies and benefactor of educational and temperance causes.

A Representative for two years and a State Senator for three, he served in the Maine House in 1841 and 1842 and was elected President of the Senate in 1855.

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  • Title: Franklin Muzzy, Bangor, 1855
  • Creation Date: circa 1855
  • Subject Date: circa 1855
  • Locations:
    • Gardiner, Kennebec County, ME
    • Augusta, Kennebec County, ME
  • Media: Carte de visite
  • Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 5 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine State Archives
84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084
(207) 287-5790

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