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Portland, ME

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.portlandmaine.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.portlandregion.com/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.visitportland.com/

Population:
64249 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1633

County:
Cumberland County

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Maine School of Law
1962
Maine College of Art
1882
University of Southern Maine
1878

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tom Allen
Politician
16-Apr-1945   Congressman from Maine, 1997-2009
Christopher Daniel Barnes
Actor
7-Nov-1972   Shut Up and Kiss Me!
Reginald Bartholomew
Diplomat
17-Feb-1936 26-Aug-2012 US Ambassador to Italy, 1993-97
Joseph E. Brennan
Politician
2-Nov-1934   Governor of Maine, 1979-87
Prescott S. Bush, Jr.
Relative
10-Aug-1922 23-Jun-2010 Brother of George H.W. Bush
Howie Carr
Columnist
17-Jan-1952   Boston Herald columnist, talk-radio host
Carolyn Chute
Novelist
14-Jun-1947   The Beans of Egypt, Maine
Edward J. Gurney
Politician
12-Jan-1914 14-May-1996 US Senator from Florida, 1969-74
Heidi Julavits
Author
1968   The Mineral Palace
Anna Kendrick
Actor
9-Aug-1985   Up in the Air
Stephen King
Novelist
21-Sep-1947   The Shining
Linda Lavin
Actor
15-Oct-1937   Alice
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poet
27-Feb-1807 24-Mar-1882 Evangeline
Andrea Martin
Comic
15-Jan-1947   SCTV cast member, 1976-81
John Neal
Novelist
25-Aug-1793 20-Jun-1876 Keep Cool
Judd Nelson
Actor
28-Nov-1959   The Breakfast Club
Sara Payson Willis Parton
Columnist
9-Jul-1811 10-Oct-1872 Columnist Fanny Fern
Thomas B. Reed
Politician
18-Oct-1839 7-Dec-1902 Speaker of the House, 1889-91 and 1895-99
Victoria Rowell
Actor
10-May-1960   Diagnosis Murder
Phyllis Thaxter
Actor
20-Nov-1921 14-Aug-2012 The World of Henry Orient
Raymond S. Troubh
Business
3-May-1926   Independent Financial Consultant
Frederick L. Webber
Government
c. 1939   Washington trade rep

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sarah Caldwell
Conductor
6-Mar-1924 23-Mar-2006 Opera Company of Boston
Frank M. Coffin
Judge
11-Jul-1919 7-Dec-2009 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, 1965-89
Robert P. Tristram Coffin
Poet
18-Mar-1892 20-Jan-1955 Strange Holiness
George Evans
Politician
12-Jan-1797 6-Apr-1867 US Senator from Maine, 1841-47
William P. Fessenden
Politician
16-Oct-1806 8-Sep-1869 Senator from Maine, Treasury Secretary
Clarence E. Mulford
Novelist
3-Feb-1883 10-May-1956 Hopalong Cassidy
John Neal
Novelist
25-Aug-1793 20-Jun-1876 Keep Cool
Amos Whitney
Business
8-Oct-1832 5-Aug-1928 Co-Founder of Pratt & Whitney



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