SCAMMAN, John Fairfield, (1786 - 1858)


SCAMMAN, John Fairfield, a Representative from Maine; born in Wells, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts), October 24, 1786; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1817; member of the Maine house of representatives in 1820 and 1821; collector of customs in Saco, Maine, 1829-1841; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Twenty-ninth Congress); served in the State senate in 1855; died in Saco, York County, Maine, May 22, 1858; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.