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Judah Dana


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

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    • attended the common schools

      graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1795; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1798 and practiced in Fryeburg, Maine (at the time a district of Massachusetts); prosecuting attorney of Oxford County 1805-1811


    • 1; judge of probate 1811-1822; judge of the court of common pleas 1811-1823; was also a circuit judge; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1819 at which a committee was appointed to draw up a constitution for Maine; member of the Maine Executive Council in 1834; appointed as a Jacksonian to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ether Shepley and served from December 7, 1836, to March 3, 1837
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    Died December 27, 1845
    (aged 73)


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