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John Holmes (1773-1843), a prominent lawyer from Alfred, was active from 1815-1820 in efforts to separate Maine from Massachusetts.
A 1796 graduate of Brown University, he represented Alfred in the Maine State Constitutional Convention in 1819.
He served as a U.S. Senator for 11 years and was appointed by President Monroe to the commission that negotiated the border dispute between Maine and Canada.
About This Item
- Title: John Holmes, Alfred, ca. 1840
- Creator: Ritchie, A. H.
- Creation Date: circa 1840
- Subject Date: circa 1840
- Town: Alfred
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: Engraving
- Dimensions: 26 cm x 21 cm
- Local Code: Photographs--People--Holmes
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Canada--Boundaries--United States
- Holmes, John, 1773-1843--Portraits
- Legislators--United States
- Statehood (American politics)
- United States--Boundaries--Canada
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