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William P. Fessenden

William P. FessendenAKA William Pitt Fessenden

Born: 16-Oct-1806
Birthplace: Boscawen, NH
Died: 8-Sep-1869
Location of death: Portland, ME
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, ME

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Senator from Maine, Treasury Secretary


[1] Served as a Whig for his term in the US House.

Father: Samuel Fessenden (attorney/legislator, b. 1784, d. 1869)
Mother: Ruth Greene (unmarried mother, separated from her at birth)
Mother: Deborah Chandler (stepmother)
Brother: Samuel Clement Fessenden
Brother: Thomas Amory Deblois Fessenden
Girlfriend: Elizabeth Longfellow (engagement broken 1829 with her death)
Wife: Ellen Maria Deering (m. 23-Apr-1832, four sons)
Son: Samuel Fessenden (b. 6-Jan-1841, d. 1-Sep-1862 killed in action)
Son: James Deering Fessenden (b. 28-Sep-1833, d. 18-Nov-1882)
Son: Francis Fessenden (b. 18-Mar-1839)
Son: William Howard Fessenden (b. 5-May-1835, d. 21-Sep-1898)

    High School: North Yarmouth Academy
    University:
Bowdoin College (1827)
    Administrator: Trustee, Bowdoin College (1843-69)

    US Senator, Maine (4-Mar-1865 to 8-Sep-1869, his death)
    US Secretary of the Treasury (1864-65)
    US Senator, Maine (4-Mar-1853 to 1-Jul-1864, resigned)
    Maine State House of Representatives (1853-54)
    Maine State House of Representatives (1845-46)
    US Congressman, Maine 2nd (4-Mar-1841 to 3-Mar-1843)
    Maine State House of Representatives (1840)
    Maine State House of Representatives (1832)
    Maine State Bar Association 1827


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