Contributed by Maine State Archives
Josiah Pierce (1792-1866), a native of Baldwin, graduated from Bowdoin College and moved to Gorham in 1821 to practice law.
A skillful lawyer and eloquent orator, he was well-connected both in and out of politics. He was the Judge of Probate for Cumberland County for ten years, a Town Selectman and a State Senator for three years, serving as President in both 1835 and 1836.
He wrote "A History of the Town of Gorham, Maine" in 1862.
About This Item
- Title: Josiah Pierce, Gorham, ca. 1860
- Creation Date: circa 1860
- Subject Date: circa 1835
- Baldwin, Cumberland County, ME
- Gorham, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Carte de visite
- Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 5 cm
- Local Code: S20-120
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Maine. Legislature. Senate
- Cartes de visite
- Pierce, Josiah, 1792-1866--Portrait photographs
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84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084
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