FESSENDEN, Thomas Amory Deblois, (1826 - 1868)


FESSENDEN, Thomas Amory Deblois, (brother of Samuel Clement Fessenden and William Pitt Fessenden), a Representative from Maine; born in Portland, Maine, January 23, 1826; attended North Yarmouth Academy and Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.; was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1845; studied law; was admitted to the bar in April 1848 and commenced practice in Mechanic Falls, Maine; moved to Auburn, Maine, in 1850 and continued the practice of law; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856 and 1868; member of the State house of representatives in 1860 and 1868; prosecuting attorney for Androscoggin County in 1861 and 1862; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles W. Walton and served from December 1, 1862, to March 3, 1863; was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; resumed the practice of law; died in Auburn, Maine, September 28, 1868; interment in Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Maine.