Fairfield, John, 1797-1847

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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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referencedIn Barrows, John Stuart, 1791-1845. John Stuart Barrows papers, 1810-1940. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Parker, William B. (William Bradstreet), b. 1801. William B. Parker, Jr. Papers, 1823-1854. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895. Papers, 1828-1869. Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn James K. Polk Papers, 1775-1891, (bulk 1830-1849) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849. Papers of James K. Polk, 1775-1891 (bulk 1830-1849). Library of Congress
creatorOf John Fairfield Correspondence, 1828-1876, (bulk 1835-1847) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Kenrick, William, 1789-1872. William Kenrick correspondence, 1839-1841. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Fairfield, John, 1797-1847. Letters, [ca. 1827]-1847. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Fairfield, John, 1797-1847. John Fairfield autograph letter signed to Samuel Fessenden, 1846. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Martin Van Buren Papers, 1787-1910, (bulk 1820-1850) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Fairfield, John, 1797-1847. John Fairfield letter and proclamation, 1842-1843. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Pierce, George Washington. Correspondence of George Washington Pierce and his brother Josiah Pierce, 1829-1836. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Fairfield, John, 1797-1847. Notebook containing letters published in the Saco Democrat, 1847. Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Scammon, Edward, fl. 1834. Edward Scammon autograph letter signed, 1834. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Fairfield, John, 1797-1847. John Fairfield correspondence, 1828-1876 (bulk 1835-1847). Library of Congress
creatorOf Fairfield, John, 1797-1847. John Fairfield autograph letter signed to Rufus McIntire, 1840. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862. Martin Van Buren papers, 1787-1910 (bulk 1820-1850). Library of Congress
referencedIn Clifford, Nathan, 1803-1881. Papers, 1831-1881. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn B. A. G. Fuller autograph collection, 1620-1920. Houghton Library.
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correspondedWith Anderson, Hugh Johnston, 1801-1881 person
correspondedWith Barrows, John Stuart, 1791-1845. person
associatedWith Clark, Mr. person
correspondedWith Clifford, Nathan, 1803-1881 person
associatedWith Cutting, Jonas. person
correspondedWith Emery, Stephen A. (Stephen Albert), 1841-1891 person
associatedWith Fairfield family. family
associatedWith Fairfield family. family
correspondedWith Fessenden, Samuel, 1784-1869 person
associatedWith Fuller, B. A. G. (Benjamin Apthorp Gould), 1879-1956 person
associatedWith Great Britain. 1842 Aug. 9. corporateBody
associatedWith Great Britain. Treaties, etc. United States, 1842 August 9. corporateBody
correspondedWith Hill, R. E. person
associatedWith Hunt, Edward, of Bangor, Me. person
associatedWith Johnson, Philip C. person
correspondedWith Kenrick, William, 1789-1872. person
associatedWith Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895. person
associatedWith Maine. Governor (1842-1843 : Fairfield) corporateBody
correspondedWith McIntire, Rufus, 1784-1866 person
correspondedWith Nourse, Amos, 1794-1877 person
associatedWith O. K. person
associatedWith Parker, William B. (William Bradstreet), b. 1801. person
correspondedWith Pierce, George Washington. person
associatedWith Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849. person
correspondedWith Scammon, Edward, fl. 1834. person
correspondedWith Shepley, Ether, 1789-1877 person
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associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
correspondedWith Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862. person
correspondedWith Williams, C. R. (Catherine Read), 1790-1872 person
correspondedWith Williams, Reuel, 1783-1862 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Great Britain
Augusta (Me.)
Northeast boundary of the United States.
United States
Maine
United States
Canada
Saco (Me.)
Maine--Bangor
Saco (Me.)
Northeast boundary of the United States
United States
Canada
Biddeford (Me.)
Saco (Me.)
Washington (D.C.)
Madawaska (Me.)
Saco (Me.)
Maine
Great Britain
Canada
United States
Maine
Washington (D.C.)
Northeast boundary of the United States
Maine
Augusta (Me.)
Maine
Maine
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Legislators--Correspondence
Employment references
Justices of the peace
Dueling
Aroostook War, 1839
Dueling--United States
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Legislators--United States
Representatives, U.S. Congress--Maine
Governors--Maine
Legislators--Maine
Senators, U.S. Congress--Maine
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Birth 1797-01-30

Death 1847-12-24

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