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Franklin Mellen Drew Edit Profile

Lawyer

Franklin Mellen Drew, American lawyer. Mason.

Background

Drew, Franklin Mellen was born on July 19, 1837 in Turner, Maine, United States. Son of Jesse and Hannah Gorham (Phillips) Drew.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Bowdoin College, 1858, A.M., 1861. Admitted to bar, 1861.

Career

Began practice at Presque Isle, Maine, 1861. Served in Civil War, as captain, major and brevetted colonel, 15th Regiment Maine Vols., October 22, 1861-January 26, 1865. Clerk Maine House of Representatives, 1866-1867.

Secretary of state of Maine, 1868-1872. United States pension agent, Augusta, Maine, 1872-1877. Removed to Lewiston, Maine, in 1878.

Judge of probate, 1888-1904.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Araminta Blanche Woodman, January 3, 1862.

father:
Jesse Drew

mother:
Hannah Gorham (Phillips) Drew

spouse:
Araminta Blanche Woodman