John Anderson, Portland, ca. 1850

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John Anderson, Portland, ca. 1850

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John Anderson of Portland (1792-1853) graduated from Bowdoin College in 1813, studied law, and spent much of his career in public service.

He was in the state Senate in 1824, a Republican representative to Congress from 1825-1833, mayor of Portland from 1833-1842, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine from 1833-1837, and collector of customs from 1837-1841.

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  • Title: John Anderson, Portland, ca. 1850
  • Creation Date: circa 1850
  • Subject Date: circa 1850
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Prints
  • Dimensions: 16 cm x 12 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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