HERSEY, Samuel Freeman, (1812 - 1875)


HERSEY, Samuel Freeman, a Representative from Maine; born in Sumner, Oxford County, Maine, April 12, 1812; attended the common schools of Sumner and Buckfield; taught school 1828-1831; was graduated from Hebron Academy in 1831; removed to Bangor the same year; engaged in the merchandise business in Lincoln in 1833 and in Milford in 1837; engaged in the lumber business in Stillwater, Maine, in 1842 and in Bangor in 1850; member of the State house of representatives in 1842, 1857, and 1865; member of the executive council 1852-1854; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; member of the Republican National Committee 1864-1868; member of the State senate in 1868 and 1869; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Maine in 1870; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses and served from March 4, 1873, until his death in Bangor, Maine, February 3, 1875, before the close of the Forty-third Congress; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.