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Asa William Henry CLAPP

(1805-1891)

CLAPP, Asa William Henry, a Representative from Maine; born in Portland, Maine, March 6, 1805; was graduated from the Norwich (Vt.) Military Academy in 1823; engaged as a merchant in foreign and domestic commerce at Portland; elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); was not a candidate for renomination in 1848; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1848 and 1852; resumed his former business pursuits; served as a director of the Maine General Hospital and of the Portland Public Library until his death in Portland, Maine, on March 22, 1891; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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