Josiah Pierce, London, ca. 1900

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Josiah Pierce, a native of Gorham, went to Russia in 1855 as secretary to the U.S. Legation there. A lawyer, Pierce lived in St. Petersburg, Russia, and London most of his adult life.

After three years in the diplomatic corps, he worked for Winans, Harrison & Winans, a firm involved in railroad development and management.

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