Mellen, Prentiss, 1764-1840

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Chief justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court, of Portland, Me.

From the description of Prentiss Mellen autograph letter signed to John R. Parker, 1821. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 214322137

Prentiss Mellen, a Senator from Massachusetts, was born in Sterling, Worcester County, Mass., on October 11, 1764. He graduated from Harvard University in 1784; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1788 and commenced practice in Sterling and Bridgewater, Mass., and in Dover, N.H.. He moved to Biddeford, Maine (until 1820 a district of Massachusetts), around 1791 and practiced law. He settled in Portland, Maine, around 1806 and became a member of the Massachusetts executive council in 1808-1809 and in 1817. He was a trustee of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1817-1836 and was elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Eli P. Ashmun and served from June 5, 1818, to May 15, 1820, when he resigned. Upon the admission of the State of Maine into the Union in 1820 he became chief justice of the supreme court of that State and served until his resignation in 1834. He was a member and chairman of the commission to revise and codify the public statutes of Maine in 1838. He died in Portland, Maine, December 31, 1840.

From the description of Papers, 1801-1836. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 55748103

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creatorOf Mellen, Prentiss, 1764-1840. Prentiss Mellen autograph letter signed to John R. Parker, 1821. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Wadsworth-Longfellow family papers, [ca. 1762-ca. 1921]. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Abbot, George Jacob, 1812-1879. George Jacob Abbot papers, 1811-1901 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Smith family. Papers, 1781-1907. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Longfellow family. Longfellow family correspondence, 1823-1856. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Frost family. Frost family papers, 1710-1923 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Mellen, Prentiss, 1764-1840. Autographs, 1888 and undated. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Frost Family Papers, 1710-1923 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Mellen, Prentiss, 1764-1840. Prentiss Mellen autograph letter signed, 1823 July 31. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Papers, 1792-1853 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Mellen, Prentiss, 1764-1840. Letter to the firm of Parker & Poor. 1825. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Mellen, Prentiss, 1764-1840. Papers, 1801-1836. University of Maine at Orono, Raymond H. Fogler Library
creatorOf Greenleaf, Simon, 1783-1853. Course of legal study by Simon Greenleaf, Stephen Longfellow & Hon. Prentiss Mellen, C. Jus. SJC, Maine, between 1835 and 1840. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn John P. (John Prescott) Bigelow papers, 1805-1896 (inclusive) 1814-1863 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Dana, John Winchester, 1808-1867. John Winchester Dana a.l.s. to Prentiss Mellen, 1838? Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Elton, Margaret Ann Allen. Frederic Allen scrapbook, 1800-1865. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1782-1907 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Portland Association for the Promotion of Temperance. Portland Association for the Promotion of Temperance records, 1827-1831. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Mellen family. Mellen family papers, 1810-1911. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn George Jacob Abbot papers, 1811-1901 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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associatedWith Abbot, George Jacob, 1812-1879. person
associatedWith Bigelow, John P. (John Prescott), 1797-1872 person
correspondedWith Dana, John Winchester, 1808-1867. person
associatedWith Elton, Margaret Ann Allen. person
associatedWith Franklin Music Warehouse (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Frost family. family
associatedWith Frost Family family
correspondedWith Greenleaf, Simon, 1783-1853 person
correspondedWith Longfellow family. family
associatedWith Maine Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Mellen family. family
associatedWith Parker, Isaac, 1768-1830. person
correspondedWith Parker, John R. (John Rowe), 1777-1844 person
correspondedWith Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884 person
associatedWith Portland Association for the Promotion of Temperance. corporateBody
associatedWith Prentiss, Henry E. person
associatedWith Smith family family
associatedWith Smith family. family
associatedWith Touva, Abraham. person
correspondedWith Warren, Eben T. person
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Birth 1764-10-11

Death 1840-12-31

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