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Nelson Dingley, Jr.

Nelson Dingley, Jr.AKA Edward Nelson Dingley, Jr.

Born: 15-Feb-1832
Birthplace: Durham, ME
Died: 13-Jan-1899
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Auburn, ME

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Maine, 1881-99

Republican Governor of Maine, 1874-6. Representative from Maine 1881-99 (2nd District 1881-3, at-large 1883-5, 2nd District 1885-99.)

Congressional Biography. Born in Durham, Androscoggin County, Maine, February 15, 1832; attended the common schools at Unity, Maine, Waterville Seminary, and Waterville College; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1855; studied law and was admitted to the bar, but left the profession and became proprietor and editor of the Lewiston (Maine) Journal in 1856; member of the State house of representatives 1862-1865, 1868, and again in 1873, and served as speaker in 1863 and 1864; Governor of Maine in 1874; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1876 and 1880; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William P. Frye; reelected to the Forty-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from September 12, 1881, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 13, 1899, before the close of the Fifty-fifth Congress; chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses); had also been reelected to the Fifty-sixth Congress; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, near Auburn, Maine.

Son: Edward Nelson Dingley (b. 21-Aug-1862, d. 18-Mar-1930)
Brother: Frank L. Dingley (younger)

    University: Waterville College, Waterville, ME
    University: BA, Dartmouth College (1855)
    Law School: LLD, Bates College (1874)

    US Congressman, Maine 2nd (1881-99)
    Governor of Maine (1874-76)
    Maine State House of Representatives (1862-65, 1868, and 1873)
    Zeta Psi Fraternity
    Phi Beta Kappa Society


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