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Ebenezer HERRICK

(1785-1839)

HERRICK, Ebenezer, (father of Anson Herrick), a Representative from Maine; born in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts), October 21, 1785; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Bowdoinham, Lincoln County, Maine; engaged in mercantile pursuits 1814-1818; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1819; member of the convention which formed the first constitution of the State of Maine in 1820; secretary of the Maine senate in 1821; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, and reelected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1827); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1826; member of the Maine senate in 1828 and 1829; died in Lewiston, Maine, May 7, 1839; interment in the Old Herrick Burying Ground.

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

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