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Albion Keith PARRIS

(1788-1857)
Senate Years of Service:
1827-1828
Party:
Jacksonian

PARRIS, Albion Keith, (cousin of Virgil Delphini Parris), a Representative from Massachusetts and a Senator from Maine; born in Hebron, Maine (at that time a part of Massachusetts), January 19, 1788; graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1806; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Paris, Maine, in 1809; prosecuting attorney of Oxford County in 1811; member, Massachusetts house of representatives 1813-1814; member, State senate 1814-1815; elected as a Republican from the State of Massachusetts to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1815, to February 3, 1818, when he resigned; judge of the District Court of the United States for the District of Maine 1818-1820; delegate to the Maine constitutional convention in 1819; judge of probate for Cumberland County, Maine, 1820-1821; Governor of Maine 1822-1827; elected to the United States Senate from Maine and served from March 4, 1827, to August 26, 1828, when he resigned; judge of the supreme court of Maine 1828-1836; Second Comptroller of the United States Treasury 1836-1850; mayor of Portland, Maine, 1852; was not a candidate for reelection; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1854; died in Portland, Maine, February 11, 1857; interment in Western Cemetery.

Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography.

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

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