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1795, Apr 271844, Jan 22
a United States Representative and the 17th Governor of Maine. Born in Newcastle (in modern-day Maine, then a part of Massachusetts), he attended Montreal Seminary (in Quebec, Canada) and Georgetown College, (Georgetown, D.C.) He graduated from St. Mary's College (Baltimore) in 1813. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Damariscotta, Maine. He was a member of the Maine House of Representatives from 1826 to 1828, and was secretary of the State senate in 1830.
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03/07/1843-First Catholic governor in U.S., Edward Kavanagh of Maine, takes office 
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