Warren H. Vinton, Gray, 1878

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.

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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

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Maine State Archives
84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084
(207) 287-5795

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