Category: Government, Politics & Law, Political Parties
Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1823 Location: Standish; Gorham Media: Ink 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.
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.
Father John Bapst, a Jesuit, knew little of America or Maine when he arrived in Old Town in 1853 from Switzerland. He built churches and defended Roman Catholics against Know-Nothing activists, who tarred and feathered the priest in Ellsworth in 1854.
Lewiston Journal article on Katahdin Iron Works Article on KIW This undated article from the Lewiston Journal was among John Martin's effects.