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Judah Judah Dana

Birthplace: Pomfret, VT, USA
Death: Died in Fryeburg, ME, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Winchester Dana and Hannah Pope Dana
Husband of Mehitable Dana and Elizabeth Dana
Father of John W. Dana, Governor; Abigail Ripley Dana and Caroline Elizabeth Dana
Brother of Benjamin Dana; Capt. Isaac Dana; John Winchester Dana; David Dana; Schuyler Dana and 7 others

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About Judah Dana, U.S. Senator


Judah Dana (April 25, 1772 – December 27, 1845) was a Maine statesman and U.S. Senator.

He was born either in Connecticut or Vermont. He was a grandson (on his mother's side) of the American Revolutionary War Gen. Israel Putnam.

He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1795. He then studied law, and began to practice in 1798 in Fryeburg, Maine, which was then a part of Massachusetts. He was the district attorney for Oxford County, Maine from 1805 to 1811, judge of probate in that county from 1811 to 1822, and a judge of the Court of Common Pleas from 1811 till 1823. He was also a judge of the circuit court, a delegate to the convention that framed the state constitution of Maine in 1819, and in 1833 was elected a member of the state executive council, serving in 1834.

He was an adherent of the Jacksonian Democratic Party, and, on the resignation of Ether Shepley, was appointed U.S. Senator, serving from 21 December 1836 until 3 March 1837, when a successor was elected and qualified. He died in Fryeburg, aged 73, and was interred in the Village Cemetery there.

His son, John Winchester Dana, was later a Governor of Maine.

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Judah Dana, U.S. Senator's Timeline

April 25, 1772
Pomfret, VT, USA
Age 28
Age 35
Fryeburg, ME, USA
Age 38
December 27, 1845
Age 73
Fryeburg, ME, USA