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John Fairfield Lynch, American lawyer. member Maine House of Representatives, 1876.

Background

Lynch, John Fairfield was born on May 9, 1845 in Harrington, Maine, United States. Son of John and Maria Louise (Moore) Lynch.

Education

Public schools and Cherryfield Academy, studied law 3 years with William Freeman, Junior, Cherryfield.

Career

In practice at Machias, Maine, since 1868. Enlisted in Company A of the Coast Guards, Maine Vols., summer of 1864, and served at Fort McClarey, Kittery, Maine, 60 days, when term of service expired (Hannibal Hamlin, then vice-president of the United States, was a member of the company and served during the term). Member Maine House of Representatives, 1876.

Commissary general with title of colonel, on staff of Governor Alonzo Garcelon, 1879. Democratic candidate for Congress, 4th District of Maine, 1884, 1886. United States collector of customs, 1886-1890.

Candidate for United States Senate after death of Senator William P. Frye, 1911, and received support of eastern part of state. Author: The Advocate—An Autobiography and Series of Reminiscences, 1916. Home: Machias, Me.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Advocate—An Autobiography and Series of Reminiscences, 1916.

Membership

Member Maine House of Representatives, 1876.

Connections

Married Mary E. Lewis, December 9, 1872 (died 1881). Married second, Abbie Ella Putnam, July 24, 1895.

father:
John Lynch

mother:
Maria Louise (Moore) Lynch

spouse:
Mary E. Lewis

spouse:
Abbie Ella Putnam