Keywords: U.S. Mail
Contributed by: Norway Historical Society Date: 1944-04-30 Location: Norway; San Francisco Media: ink and pencil on paper
When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.
Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.
George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.
Army on February 5, 1943. He served in the 3706th Quartermaster Truck Company stationed in England, France, and Germany. He was both a mail clerk and…