Contributed by Maine State Archives
Born Warren Whitefield Bessey, but raised and educated by a neighbor whose name he adopted, Warren H. Vinton studied law, but worked at different times in his life as a lawyer, teacher, farmer, teamster, storeowner and politician.
He once obtained a contract to carry mail from West Pownal to Gray.
Elected to the Maine House in 1857, he served as a State Senator a number of times between 1853 and 1879, and was president of the Senate in 1878.
He began his political career as a Republican, ran for governor in 1882 as an Independent Republican, was defeated, and became a Democrat.
About This Item
- Title: Warren H. Vinton, Gray, 1878
- Creation Date: circa 1878
- Subject Date: circa 1878
- Town: Augusta, Gray
- County: Cumberland, Kennebec
- State: ME
- Media: Carte de visite
- Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 5 cm
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine State Archives
84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084
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