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Louis Bertrand GOODALL

(1851-1935)

GOODALL, Louis Bertrand, a Representative from Maine; born in Winchester, Cheshire County, N.H., September 23, 1851; moved to Troy, N.H., with his parents in 1852; attended the common schools of Troy, N.H., a private school in Thompson, Conn., in 1862 and 1863, Vermont Episcopal Institute at Burlington 1863-1866, a private school in England in 1866 and 1867, and Kimball Union Academy at Meridian, N.H., in 1870; entered his father’s mills at Sanford, Maine, in 1874 and afterward engaged extensively in the wool-manufacturing industry and in the railroad business; established the Goodall Worsted Co., which originated Palm Beach cloth; president of the Sanford National Bank from its organization in 1896; chairman of the Maine commission to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Mo., in 1904; lieutenant colonel on the staff of Governor Fernald in 1909; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1921); chairman, Committee on Elections No. 2 (Sixty-sixth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1920; resumed manufacturing interests and banking in Sanford, Maine, until his death there June 26, 1935; interment in Oakdale Cemetery.

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

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