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Joshua HERRICK

(1793-1874)

HERRICK, Joshua, a Representative from Maine; born in Beverly, Mass., March 18, 1793; attended the common schools; moved to the district of Maine in 1811 and engaged in the lumber business; served in the War of 1812; moved to Brunswick, Maine, and became connected with the first cotton factory of Maine; deputy sheriff of Cumberland County for many years; deputy collector and inspector of customs at Kennebunkport, Maine, 1829-1841; town clerk of Kennebunkport 1832-1842; also selectman, assessor, and overseer of the poor of Kennebunkport 1839-1842; county commissioner of York County in 1842 and 1843; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; again deputy collector at Kennebunkport 1847-1849; register of probate of York County 1849-1855; died in Alfred, Maine, August 30, 1874; interment in Village Cemetery, Kennebunkport, Maine.

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

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