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Robert GOODENOW

(1800-1874)

GOODENOW, Robert, (brother of Rufus King Goodenow), a Representative from Maine; born in Henniker, Merrimack County, N.H., on April 19, 1800; moved with his parents to Brownfield, Maine, in 1802; attended the common schools at that place and at Sanford in 1815 and 1816; studied medicine; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1822 and commenced practice in Wilton, Maine; county attorney 1828-1834; moved to Farmington, Maine, in 1832 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); unsuccessful candidate for renomination; appointed State bank commissioner in 1857; county treasurer of Franklin County 1866-1868; again county attorney in 1869 and 1870; treasurer of the Franklin County Savings Bank 1868-1874; died in Farmington, May 15, 1874; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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

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