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Benjamin RANDALL

(1789-1859)

RANDALL, Benjamin, a Representative from Maine; born in Topsham, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts), November 14, 1789; pursued an academic course; was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1809; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1812 and commenced practice in Bath, Maine; served in the State militia in Colonel Reed’s regiment stationed at Coxes Head in September 1814; member of the Maine senate in 1833, 1835, and 1838; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843); resumed the practice of law; appointed collector of customs for the port of Bath in 1849 and served until his death in Bath, Maine, October 11, 1859; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

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