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Judah DANA

(1772-1845)
Senate Years of Service:
1836-1837
Party:
Jacksonian

DANA, Judah, a Senator from Maine; born in Pomfret, Vt., April 25, 1772; attended the common schools, and graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1795; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1798 and practiced in Fryeburg, Maine (at the time a district of Massachusetts); prosecuting attorney of Oxford County 1805-1811; judge of probate 1811-1822; judge of the court of common pleas 1811-1823; was also a circuit judge; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1819 at which a committee was appointed to draw up a constitution for Maine; member of the Maine Executive Council in 1834; appointed as a Jacksonian to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ether Shepley and served from December 7, 1836, to March 3, 1837, when a successor was elected and qualified; died in Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine, December 27, 1845; interment in Village Cemetery.

Bibliography

Spalding, James A., ed. “The School and College Life of Judah Dana of the Class of 1795.” Dartmouth Alumni Magazine 9 (February 1917): 155-66.

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

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