MACDONALD, Moses, (1815 - 1869)


MACDONALD, Moses, a Representative from Maine; born in Limerick, Maine, April 8, 1815; received an academic education; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1837 and commenced practice in Biddeford, Maine, in 1837; member of the State house of representatives in 1841, 1842, and 1845; served as speaker in 1845; served in the State senate in 1847; State treasurer 1847-1850; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirty-second Congress); appointed collector of customs at Portland, Maine, by President Buchanan in 1857 and served until 1861; died in Saco, Maine, on October 18, 1869; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.