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Stephen Longfellow, IV

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Gorham, Cumberland, ME
Death: Died in Portland, Cumberland, ME
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Son of Stephen III Longfellow and Sophia Longfellow
Husband of Zilpah Longfellow and Zilpah Longfellow
Father of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Stephen Wadsworth Longfellow, V; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Elizabeth Wadsworth Longfellow; Mary Longfellow and 5 others
Half brother of Tabitha Longfellow; Abigail Longfellow; Ann Longfellow; Catherine Longfellow and Samuel Longfellow

Occupation: lawyer
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About Stephen Longfellow, IV

Born in Gorham, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts), Longfellow was graduated from Harvard University in 1798. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1801 and commenced practice in Portland, Maine. He married Zilpah Wadsworth and, with her, had several children, including the future poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

He served as member of the general court of Massachusetts in 1814 and 1815. He belonged to the Federalist Party and was a delegate to the Hartford convention in 1814 and 1815. He also served as a Federalist presidential elector in 1816.

Longfellow was elected as an Adams-Clay Federalist to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1824 and resumed his law practice for a time.

He served as member of the state house of representatives in 1826. He served as overseer of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine from 1811 to 1817 and was a trustee of the college from 1817 to 1836. He also served as president of the Maine Historical Society in 1834.

Stephen Longfellow died in Portland, Maine on August 2, 1849.

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Stephen was often absent, traveling throughout Maine to court sessions and in 1814 to Boston as Portland's representative to the Massachusetts General Court. After Maine's statehood in 1820, Stephen represented Portland in the state legislature and then served in the United States Congress from 1823 to 1825. Throughout his busy life, he played significant roles in social and educational organizations, including the Portland Benevolent Society (founder and secretary, 1803-1849) and Bowdoin College (trustee, 1817-1836). In 1822, with Maine Supreme Court justice Prentiss Mellen and Maine's Governor, William King, he helped found the Maine Historical Society, the third oldest state historical society after Massachusetts and New York. Stephen was president of the Society in 1834, the same year Henry served as its librarian. They remained members throughout their lives. The close connection between the Longfellow family and the Society, together with the family's deep investment in American history, would ultimately lead to the gift of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House to the Maine Historical Society and the establishment of its permanent headquarters.

http://www.hwlongfellow.org/family_stephen.shtml

Member of the Federalist Party

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federalist_Party_(United_States)

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Stephen was often absent, traveling throughout Maine to court sessions and in 1814 to Boston as Portland's representative to the Massachusetts General Court. After Maine's statehood in 1820, Stephen represented Portland in the state legislature and then served in the United States Congress from 1823 to 1825. Throughout his busy life, he played significant roles in social and educational organizations, including the Portland Benevolent Society (founder and secretary, 1803-1849) and Bowdoin College (trustee, 1817-1836). In 1822, with Maine Supreme Court justice Prentiss Mellen and Maine's Governor, William King, he helped found the Maine Historical Society, the third oldest state historical society after Massachusetts and New York. Stephen was president of the Society in 1834, the same year Henry served as its librarian. They remained members throughout their lives. The close connection between the Longfellow family and the Society, together with the family's deep investment in American history, would ultimately lead to the gift of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House to the Maine Historical Society and the establishment of its permanent headquarters.

http://www.hwlongfellow.org/family_stephen.shtml

Member of the Federalist Party

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federalist_Party_(United_States)

-------------------- He was a Portland lawyer and congressman -------------------- Stephen was often absent, traveling throughout Maine to court sessions and in 1814 to Boston as Portland's representative to the Massachusetts General Court. After Maine's statehood in 1820, Stephen represented Portland in the state legislature and then served in the United States Congress from 1823 to 1825. Throughout his busy life, he played significant roles in social and educational organizations, including the Portland Benevolent Society (founder and secretary, 1803-1849) and Bowdoin College (trustee, 1817-1836). In 1822, with Maine Supreme Court justice Prentiss Mellen and Maine's Governor, William King, he helped found the Maine Historical Society, the third oldest state historical society after Massachusetts and New York. Stephen was president of the Society in 1834, the same year Henry served as its librarian. They remained members throughout their lives. The close connection between the Longfellow family and the Society, together with the family's deep investment in American history, would ultimately lead to the gift of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House to the Maine Historical Society and the establishment of its permanent headquarters.

from Maine Historical Society Website http://www.hwlongfellow.org/family_stephen.shtml

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Stephen Longfellow, US Congress's Timeline

1776
March 23, 1776
Gorham, Cumberland, ME
1804
January 1, 1804
Age 27
Parlow of Family HOme
January 1, 1804
Age 27
1805
August 14, 1805
Age 29
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States
1807
February 27, 1807
Age 30
Portland, Cumberland , Maine, United States
1807
Age 30
1808
August 24, 1808
Age 32
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States
1808
Age 31
1810
March 3, 1810
Age 33
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States
1814
May 20, 1814
Age 38
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States