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Arthur Robinson GOULD

(1857-1946)
Senate Years of Service:
1926-1931
Party:
Republican

GOULD, Arthur Robinson, a Senator from Maine; born in East Corinth, Penobscot County, Maine, March 16, 1857; attended the common schools and East Corinth Academy; moved to Presque Isle, Maine, in 1887; engaged in the lumber business and built power plants and an electric railroad; president of the Aroostook Valley Railroad Co. 1902-1946; member, State senate 1921-1922; elected on September 13, 1926, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Bert M. Fernald and served from November 30, 1926, to March 3, 1931; was not a candidate for renomination in 1930; chairman, Committee on Immigration (Seventy-first Congress); engaged in the railroad and lumber businesses; died in Presque Isle, Maine, July 24, 1946; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine.

Bibliography

Hall. Oliver L. The Man From East Corinth: Episodes in the Life of Arthur R. Gould, A Builder of Aroostock and Senator of the United States. Augusta, ME: Kennebec Journal Print Shop, 1941.

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

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