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Bert Manfred FERNALD

(1858-1926)
Senate Years of Service:
1916-1926
Party:
Republican

FERNALD, Bert Manfred, a Senator from Maine; born in West Poland, Androscoggin County, Maine, April 3, 1858; attended the public schools, Hebron Academy, and a business and preparatory school in Boston; taught school; elected supervisor of schools in 1878; engaged in the canning, dairy, and telephone businesses; member, State house of representatives 1896-1898; member, State senate 1898-1902; Governor of Maine 1909-1911; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on September 11, 1916, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edwin C. Burleigh; reelected in 1918 and 1924 and served from September 12, 1916, until his death in West Poland, Maine, August 23, 1926; chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Sixty-sixth through Sixty-ninth Congresses); interment in Highland Cemetery.

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

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