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Amos NOURSE

(1794-1877)
Senate Years of Service:
1857-1857
Party:
Republican

NOURSE, Amos, a Senator from Maine; born in Bolton, Worcester County, Mass., December 17, 1794; pursued a preparatory course and graduated from Harvard College in 1812; postmaster at Hallowell, Maine, 1822-1841; moved to Bath, Maine, in 1841; collector of customs at Bath 1845-1846; studied medicine and commenced practice in Bath; medical lecturer and professor of obstetrics at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1846-1854; elected to the United States Senate as a Republican to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Hannibal Hamlin and served from January 16 to March 3, 1857; judge of probate of Sagadohoc County; died in Bath, Maine, April 7, 1877; interment in Hallowell Cemetery, Hallowell, Maine.

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

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