GOULD, Samuel Wadsworth, (1852 - 1935)


GOULD, Samuel Wadsworth, a Representative from Maine; born in Porter, Oxford County, Maine, January 1, 1852; moved with his parents to Hiram, Maine; attended the public schools and North Parsonsfield Seminary; was graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1877; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Skowhegan, Maine in 1879; postmaster of Skowhegan 1896-1900; attended all Democratic State conventions for more than forty years; secretary of the Democratic State committee 1882-1890; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1900, 1908, and 1912; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Maine in 1902 and for election to the Sixty-first Congress in 1908; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912; resumed the practice of law in Skowhegan, Maine; interested in various business enterprises; president of the board of trustees of the University of Maine; died in Skowhegan, Maine, December 19, 1935; interment in Southside Cemetery.