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James B. Longley

AKA James Bernard Longley

Born: 22-Apr-1924
Birthplace: Lewiston, ME
Died: 16-Aug-1980
Location of death: Lewiston, ME
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Mount Hope Cemetery, Lewiston, ME

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Maine, 1975-79

Insurance man and lawyer. The first Independent Governor of Maine, he refused to sign a bill unless he was in complete agreement with it. Thus he issued more vetoes than any governor in Maine's history. One innovation introduced during his term was peer review of judicial appointments.

Father: James Bernard Longley
Mother: Catherine Wade
Wife: Helen Angela Walsh (m. 3-Sep-1949, until his death, d. 13-Sep-2005)
Son: James B. Longley, Jr. (US Congressman, b. 1951)

    Governor of Maine (2-Jan-1975 to 3-Jan-1979)
    Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Fellow


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