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Charles STETSON

(1801-1863)

STETSON, Charles, a Representative from Maine; born in New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, N.H., November 2, 1801; moved with his parents to Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine, in 1802; attended Hampden Academy and was graduated from Yale College in 1823; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Hampden in 1826; admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court in 1828; held various local offices; moved to Bangor, Maine, in 1833; judge of the Bangor Municipal Court 1834-1839; member of the common council of Bangor in 1843 and 1844; member of the State executive council 1845-1848; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; affiliated with the Republican Party in 1860; died in Bangor, Maine, March 27, 1863; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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

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