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Nelson Dingley

Nelson Dingley, American editor, governor of Maine, congressman. member Maine Legislature (Republican), 1862-1865, 68, 73, speaker, 1863-1864; member United States House of Representatives from Maine, 47th-55th congresses, 1881-1899.

Background

  • Dingley, Nelson was born on February 15, 1832 in Durham, Maine, United States. Son of Nelson and Jane (Lambert) Dingley.

  • Education

    • Graduate Dartmouth, 1855.

    Career

    • Admitted to Maine bar, 1856. Editor Lewiston (Maine) Evening Journal, 1856.

      Member Maine Legislature (Republican), 1862-1865, 68, 73, speaker, 1863-1864. Governor Maine, 1874-1875. Member United States House of Representatives from Maine, 47th-55th congresses, 1881-1899, member ways and means committee, 1889, chairman, 1895.

      Declined appointment by McKinley as United States treasury. Sponsored Dingley Tariff Act of 1897 (highest tariff to that time).

    Membership

    Member Maine Legislature (Republican), 1862-1865, 68, 73, speaker, 1863-1864. Member United States House of Representatives from Maine, 47th-55th congresses, 1881-1899.

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    • Married Salome McKenney, June 11, 1857.
    • father: Nelson Dingley
    • mother: Jane (Lambert) Dingley
    • spouse: Salome McKenney
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    Born February 15, 1832
    Died January 13, 1899
    (aged 66)
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