Llewellyn Powers

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About Llewellyn Powers

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Llewellyn Powers (October 14, 1836 – July 28, 1908) was a U.S. Representative from Maine and the 44th Governor of Maine.

Born in Pittsfield, Maine, Powers attended the common schools of Pittsfield and St. Albans Academy. He was graduated from the Colburn Classical Institute. He attended Colby University, Waterville, Maine, and was graduated from the law department of Union University, Albany, New York, in 1860. He was admitted to the bar in Albany, New York, and Somerset, Maine, in 1860 and commenced practice in Houlton, Maine, in January 1861. He served as prosecuting attorney for Aroostook County 1864-1871. He served as collector of customs for the district of Aroostook 1868-1872. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1873-1876, 1883, 1892, and 1895 and served as speaker during the last term.

Powers was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress. He served as Governor of Maine from 1897-1901.

Powers was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles A. Boutelle. He was reelected to the Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, and Sixtieth Congresses and served from April 8, 1901, until his death in Houlton, Maine, July 28, 1908. He was interred in West Pittsfield Cemetery, near Pittsfield, Maine.

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April 16, 1888
Brookline, Norfolk County, MA, United States
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Age 72