Fairfield, John, 1797-1847

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Dates:
Birth 1797-01-30
Death 1847-12-24

Biographical notes:

John Fairfield was born in Saco in 1797. His family moved to Biddeford shortly after 1801. He was a representative in Congress from 1835 to 1837, a member of the Senate of the United States from 1843 to 1847, and a governor of Maine in 1839, 1840, 1842 and a part of 1843. He died in Washington, D.C. in 1847.

From the description of Notebook containing letters published in the Saco Democrat, 1847. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 55747839

Resident of Saco, Me.; U.S. Senator and Representative, and Governor of Maine.

From the description of John Fairfield letter and proclamation, 1842-1843. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 609887816

U.S. senator and representative and governor of Maine.

From the description of John Fairfield correspondence, 1828-1876 (bulk 1835-1847). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981672

U.S. senator and representative and governor of Maine; resident of Saco, Me.

From the description of John Fairfield autograph letter signed to Rufus McIntire, 1840. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 166428468

Lawyer, U.S. representative (1835-1838), governor of Maine (18438-1841), U.S. senator (1843-1847), of Saco, Me.

From the description of John Fairfield autograph letter signed to Samuel Fessenden, 1846. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 234237426

U.S. senator, U.S. representative, and governor of Maine; resident of Saco, Me.

From the description of Letters, [ca. 1827]-1847. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70973864

Biographical Note

  • 1797, Jan. 30: Born, Saco, Maine
  • 1825: Married Anna Paine Thornton
  • 1826: Admitted to the Maine bar
  • 1832: Appointed reporter, Supreme Judicial Court of Maine
  • 1835 - 1838 : Member, United States House of Representatives from Maine
  • 1839 - 1843 : Governor of Maine; resigned to become United States senator
  • 1843 - 1847 : United States senator from Maine
  • 1847, Dec. 24: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the John Fairfield Correspondence, 1828-1876, (bulk 1835-1847), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Legislators--Correspondence
  • Employment references
  • Justices of the peace
  • Dueling
  • Aroostook War, 1839
  • Dueling--United States

Occupations:

  • Legislators--United States
  • Representatives, U.S. Congress--Maine
  • Governors--Maine
  • Legislators--Maine
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Maine

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Augusta (Me.) (as recorded)
  • Northeast boundary of the United States. (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)
  • Saco (Me.) (as recorded)
  • Maine--Bangor (as recorded)
  • Saco (Me.) (as recorded)
  • Northeast boundary of the United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)
  • Biddeford (Me.) (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)
  • Saco (Me.) (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • Madawaska (Me.) (as recorded)
  • Saco (Me.) (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • Northeast boundary of the United States (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)
  • Augusta (Me.) (as recorded)