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Rufus McINTIRE

(1784-1866)

McINTIRE, Rufus, a Representative from Maine; born in York, York County, Maine, December 19, 1784; attended the common schools; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1809; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Parsonfield, Maine, in 1812; served in the War of 1812; member of the State house of representatives in 1820; prosecuting attorney of York County 1820-1843; member of the boundary commission in 1820 to settle the northern and northeastern boundaries of Maine; elected to the Twentieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Burleigh; reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first, Twenty-second, and Twenty-third Congresses and served from September 10, 1827, to March 3, 1835; State land agent in 1839 and 1840; appointed by President Polk United States marshal for Maine in 1845, and served as surveyor of customs of the port of Portland, Maine, from April 13, 1853, to April 1, 1857; died in Parsonfield, Maine, April 28, 1866; interment in Middleroad Cemetery.

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

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