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Joseph Cobham NOYES

(1798-1868)

NOYES, Joseph Cobham, a Representative from Maine; born in Portland, Maine, September 22, 1798; attended the common schools; moved to Eastport, Maine, in 1819; ship chandler and shipper of merchandise in Eastport; member of the State house of representatives in 1833; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress; collector of customs for the district of Passamaquoddy, Maine, 1841-1843; moved to Portland and engaged in the flour and commission business; treasurer of the Portland Co. (locomotive works) in 1859; one of the founders of the Portland Savings Bank in 1852 and served as treasurer from 1859 until his death in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, July 28, 1868; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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