John Holmes, Alfred, ca. 1840

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John Holmes, Alfred, ca. 1840

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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.

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  • Title: John Holmes, Alfred, ca. 1840
  • Creator: A. H. Ritchie
  • Creation Date: circa 1840
  • Subject Date: circa 1840
  • Location: Alfred, York County, ME
  • Media: Engraving
  • Dimensions: 26 cm x 21 cm
  • Local Code: Photographs--People--Holmes
  • Object Type: Image

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