From the Bangor Daily News, October 4, 1966.
Dedicated to American political figures with strange, odd, and unusual names! ©
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Tedcastle Bigelow Perry (1885-1966)
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Shapleigh Chandler Drisko (1877-1938)
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Voranus Lathrop Coffin (1831-1917)
"Genial, friendly, and kind, a man to be instinctively liked and trusted. His life was a useful, busy one, and to as great a degree as possible he extended to every man a helping hand."
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Rackley Deane Leavitt (1842-1910)
"Served with conspicuous ability. His unerring judgement was often sought by legislators who were more in the public eye than himself."
Following his term, Leavitt remained a force in the state grange and with his insurance company. After the fire that destroyed his family's home, he removed to Auburn, where he would be named a city assessor in the early 1900s. He was struck by a lengthy illness during his last years, and on July 1, 1910, was admitted to a Boston, Massachusetts hospital. He underwent an operation shortly after, and although he survived, his health continued to fail. Rackley Dean Leavitt died in Boston on August 7, 1910, aged 68. He was survived by his wife and children and was returned to Turner for burial at the East Burial Grounds. Months following his death Leavitt was memorialized in the proceedings of the state grange as an "esteemed and honored brother", and as:
" A man of broad ideas, with a concientious regard for call of duty; of fearless courage in standing for and advocating what he believed to be right; a man of kindly heart, whose sympathy was deeply stirred by any real call of distress and whose many good deeds, unrecorded, were known only to himself and the angels above, and we will ever cherish in memory the noble influence upon us and the world."
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Albanah Harvey Libby (1868-1936)
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Stetson Harlow Hussey (1887-1976)
"Mr. Hussey is one of Aroostook County's prominent young attorneys and was a member of the house of representatives from his class in Mars Hill and in the appointment the attorney general has used excellent judgement as Mr. Hussey is not only well posted in his profession but is a student and man with a pleasing personality as well as having the ability to do the work of the office in a most satisfactory manner."
Ultimately, Hussey turned down the appointment to continue serving in the legislature, and in 1922 set his sights on a state senate seat. With two successful house terms behind him, Hussey's candidacy was boomed by the Mars Hill News in June 1922, which remarked:
"Of all the candidates for State Senator at the June primaries we know of no more logical candidate than Stetson H. Hussey of Mars Hill. We do not say this wholly because he is a local man but because of his business training and experience along these lines makes him well fitted for the position."
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Belonie Simon Dufour (1864-1933)
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Plympton Cyrus Kent (1905-1972)
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Ernfrid Jacob Crosby (1871-1958)
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Elvanda Benjamin Coulthard (1920-1978)
"The Coulthard's have ''been coming to the farm'' over a period of seven years, one of them explained. This was ''during and after the war.'' They are young men, from 23 to 29, and all have done valiant service for Uncle Sam."
Monday, September 5, 2022
Cleaves Earl Clapp (1889-1959)
Saturday, September 3, 2022
Sands Hunt Witherspoon (1859-1926)
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Neota Fowles Grady (1909-2000)
"Since women had gained the right to vote it was their duty to educate themselves to vote intelligently on the various issues."