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Maine: Chief Justices of the Supreme Court


Chief Justices of the Maine Supreme Court, 1820-2007 (May be incomplete!)
Prentiss Mellen 1820-34 Nathan Weston 1834-41 Ezekiel Whitman 1841-48 Ether Shepley 1848-55 John S. Tenney 1855-62 John Appleton 1862-83 John A. Peters 1883-1900 Andrew P. Wiswell 1900-06 Lucilius A. Emery 1906-11 William Penn Whitehouse 1911-13 Albert R. Savage 1913-17 Leslie C. Cornish 1917-25 Scott Wilson 1925-29 Luere B. Deasy 1929-30 William R. Pattangall 1930-35 Charles J. Dunn 1935-39 Charles P. Barnes 1939-40 Guy H. Sturgis 1940-49 Harold Hale Murchie 1949-53 Edward F. Merrill 1953-54 Raymond Fellows 1954-56 Robert B. Williamson 1956-70 Armand A. Dufresne, Jr. 1970-77 Vincent L. McKusick 1977-92 Daniel E. Wathen 1992-2001 Leigh I. Saufley 2001-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1848 Oct 23: Ezekiel Whitman, resigned.
  • 1900 Jan 1: John A. Peters, resigned.
  • 1906 Dec 4: Andrew P. Wiswell, died in office.
  • 1911 Jul 26: Lucilius A. Emery, resigned.
  • 1913 Apr 8: William Penn Whitehouse, resigned.
  • 1917 Jun 13: Albert R. Savage, died in office.
  • 1925 Mar 1: Leslie C. Cornish, resigned.
  • 1929 Oct 7: Scott Wilson, resigned.
  • 1930 Feb 7: Luere B. Deasy, resigned; William R. Pattangall, appointed.
  • 1935 Jul 16: William R. Pattangall, resigned.
  • 1939 Nov 10: Charles J. Dunn, died in office.
  • 1940 Jul 31: Charles P. Barnes, resigned.
  • 1953 Mar 7: Harold Hale Murchie, died in office.
  • 1956 Sep 15: Raymond Fellows, resigned.
  • 1970 Aug 21: Robert B. Williamson, resigned.
  • 2001 Oct 4: Daniel E. Wathen, resigned.
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