FARWELL, Nathan Allen, (1812 - 1893)

Senate Years of Service: 1864-1865
Party: Republican

Maine State Museum

FARWELL, Nathan Allen, (cousin of Owen Lovejoy), a Senator from Maine; born in Unity, Waldo County, Maine, on February 24, 1812; attended the common schools; taught school 1832-1833; moved to East Thomaston, Maine, in 1834 and engaged in the manufacture of lime and in shipbuilding; subsequently became a master mariner and trader; studied law; moved to Rockland, Maine, where he founded the Rockland Marine Insurance Co., and served as president; member, State senate 1853-1854, 1861-1862, the last year as presiding officer; member, State house of representatives 1860, 1863-1864; appointed and subsequently elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Pitt Fessenden and served from October 27, 1864, to March 3, 1865; was not a candidate for reelection in 1865; resumed his activities in the insurance business; delegate to the Southern Loyalists Convention at Philadelphia in 1866; died in Rockland, Maine, December 9, 1893; interment in Achorn Cemetery.