Josiah Pierce diploma, Bowdoin College, 1818

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Josiah Pierce (1792-1866) graduated from Bowdoin College in 1818, the first in a long line of Pierce men to attend the college. Pierce, the son of Josiah and Phebe Pierce of Baldwin, became a lawyer and lived in Gorham.

His brother, George Washington Pierce, graduated from Bowdoin in 1825.

Josiah's sons also graduated from Bowdoin, Josiah in 1849 and George W. in 1857.

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  • Title: Josiah Pierce diploma, Bowdoin College, 1818
  • Creator: Bowdoin College
  • Creation Date: 1818
  • Subject Date: 1818
  • Location: Brunswick, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper, ribbon
  • Collection: Pierce family collection
  • Object Type: Text

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