LINCOLN, Enoch, (1788 - 1829)


LINCOLN, Enoch, (son of Levi Lincoln [1749-1820] and brother of Levi Lincoln [1782-1868]), a Representative from Massachusetts and from Maine; born in Worcester, Mass., December 28, 1788; was graduated from Harvard University in 1807; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of his profession in Salem, Mass., in 1811; United States district attorney 1815-1818; moved to Paris, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts), in 1819 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Albion K. Parris; reelected to the Sixteenth Congress and served from November 4, 1818, to March 3, 1821; upon the admission of Maine as a state was elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth, reelected as an Adam-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, and elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1821, until his resignation in 1826; governor of Maine from 1827 until his death; had declined to be a candidate for renomination; died in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, on October 8, 1829; interment in a mausoleum in the State Park.