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Ira Greenlief Hersey

Ira Greenlief Hersey, American ex-congressman. Mason, Odd; Club: Meduxnekeag (Houlton).

Background

  • Hersey, Ira Greenlief was born on March 31, 1858 in Hodgdon, Maine, United States. Son of Samuel B. and Elizabeth (White) Hersey.

  • Education

    • Educated Ricker Classical Institute, Houlton.

    Career

    • Began practice of law in Houlton, 1880. Candidate of Prohibition Party for government, 1886. Member Maine House of Representatives, 1909-1910, Senate, 1913-1916 (president 1915-1916).

      Member 65th to 70th Congresses (1917-1929), 4th Maine District. In practice of law, Washington, since 1929.

    Politics

    Christian discipleship is a commitment to work for social and political change of the community you live in.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    A mature Christian can reach a state where the love of God reigns supreme in the heart. No one can be perfect in an absolute way, as God is. But it is possible to be perfect in love to God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.

    Membership

    Mason, Odd; Club: Meduxnekeag (Houlton).

    Connections

    • Married Annie Dillen, January 6, 1884.
    • father: Samuel B. Hersey
    • mother: Elizabeth (White) Hersey
    • spouse: Annie Dillen
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    Born March 31, 1858
    Died March 6, 1943
    (aged 84)
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