NOURSE, Amos, (1794 - 1877)

Senate Years of Service: 1857-1857
Party: Republican

Maine State Museum

NOURSE, Amos, a Senator from Maine; born in Bolton, Worcester County, Mass., December 17, 1794; pursued a preparatory course and graduated from Harvard College in 1812; postmaster at Hallowell, Maine, 1822-1841; moved to Bath, Maine, in 1841; collector of customs at Bath 1845-1846; studied medicine and commenced practice in Bath; medical lecturer and professor of obstetrics at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1846-1854; elected to the United States Senate as a Republican to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Hannibal Hamlin and served from January 16 to March 3, 1857; judge of probate of Sagadohoc County; died in Bath, Maine, April 7, 1877; interment in Hallowell Cemetery, Hallowell, Maine.