William Willis Edit Profile
Graduated from Harvard, 1813.
Admitted to Suffolk (Massachusetts) bar, 1819. Practiced law in partnership with Prentiss Mellen, Portland, Maine, 1820. Member Maine Senate; mayor of Portland.
Presidential elector. Bank commissioner; chairman Maine Board Railroad Commissioners director, vice president Maine Central R.R. Member “Portland Wits;” secretary, treasurer, president Maine History Society, editor 1st 6 volumes of its Collections, 1831-1859.
Author (chief works): The History of Portland, 1831-1833. A History of the Laws, the Courts, and the Lawyers of Maine, 1863.
Member Maine Senate; member “Portland Wits.
Married Julia Whitman, September 1, 1823, 8 children including Pauline.