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College and University President Politicians in Maine

  Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1828-1914) — also known as Joshua L. Chamberlain — of Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Brewer, Penobscot County, Maine, September 8, 1828. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Maine, 1867-71; president, Bowdoin College; U.S. Surveyor of Customs, 1909. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Loyal Legion; American Historical Association. Received the Medal of Honor in 1893 for action as commander of the 20th Maine, at Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 1863. Died February 24, 1914 (age 85 years, 169 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Brunswick, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Chamberlain and Sarah Dupree (Brastow) Chamberlain; married, December 7, 1855, to Frances Caroline Adams.
  See also National Governors Association biography
  Ernest T. Eaton (b. 1877) — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; Deer Lodge, Powell County, Mont.; Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont. Born in Atkinson, Piscataquis County, Maine, September 11, 1877. Superintendent of schools; founder in 1908, Billings Polytechnic Institute; (now Rocky Mountain College); president, 1931; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1915-19, 1923-25; member of Montana state senate, 1925-33; Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1935, 1941-49. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas O. Eaton and Delia E. (Bolster) Eaton; married 1911 to Augusta M. Valiton.
  Edwin Freemont Ladd (1859-1925) — also known as Edwin F. Ladd — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Starks, Somerset County, Maine, December 13, 1859. Republican. Chemist; college professor; president, North Dakota Agricultural College (now North Dakota State University), 1916-21; U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1921-25; died in office 1925. Member, Phi Gamma Delta. Died in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., June 22, 1925 (age 65 years, 191 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Ladd and Rosilla (Locke) Ladd; married, August 16, 1893, to Rizpah Sprogle.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
George Edward Reed George Edward Reed (1846-1930) — also known as "The Grand Old Man" — of Willimantic, Windham County, Conn.; Fall River, Bristol County, Mass.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; New Haven, New Haven County, Conn.; Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa.; Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Brownville, Piscataquis County, Maine, March 28, 1846. Republican. Minister; president, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., 1889-1911; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900. Methodist. English ancestry. Died, in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., February 7, 1930 (age 83 years, 316 days). Interment at Old Carlisle Cemetery, Carlisle, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of George Reed and Ann (Hellyer) Reed; married 1870 to Ella Frances Leffingwell; father of George Leffingwell Reed.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of the 19th Congressional District (1897)
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The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 320,919 politicians, living and dead.
  The coverage of this site includes (1) the President, Vice President, members of Congress, elected state and territorial officeholders in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories; and the chief elected official, typically the mayor, of qualifying municipalities; (2) candidates at election, including primaries, for any of the above; (3) all federal judges and all state appellate judges; (4) certain federal officials, including the federal cabinet, diplomatic chiefs of mission, consuls, U.S. district attorneys, collectors of customs and internal revenue, members of major federal commissions; and political appointee (pre-1969) postmasters of qualifying communities; (5) state and national political party officials, including delegates, alternate delegates, and other participants in national party nominating conventions; (6) Americans who served as "honorary" consuls for other nations before 1950. Note: municipalities or communities "qualify", for Political Graveyard purposes, if they have at least half a million person-years of history, inclusive of predecessor, successor, and merged entities.  
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