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Simon Moulton HAMLIN

(1866-1939)

HAMLIN, Simon Moulton, a Representative from Maine; born in Standish (Richville), Cumberland County, Maine, August 10, 1866; attended the public schools, Gorham (Maine) Normal School, and Bridgton (Maine) Academy; taught school; was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1900; superintendent of the South Portland and Cape Elizabeth schools 1901-1925; city clerk of South Portland, Maine, in 1913; engaged in the real estate business at South Portland in 1925; also interested in farming; member of the board of registration 1926-1932; served as mayor in 1933 and 1934; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1937); chairman, Committee on Memorials (Seventy-fourth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; resumed the real estate business and farming in South Portland, Maine, until his death there July 27, 1939; interment in Hamlin Cemetery, Standish (Richville), Maine.

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

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