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Biddeford History & Heritage Project

Sharing the history of a proud city rising where the water falls

Judge George Thacher (1754-1824)

Second Parish Church, Biddeford, ca. 1910

Second Parish Church, Biddeford, ca. 1910

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McArthur Public Library

He served there as a justice until 1820, when Maine attained statehood. He then left his position in Massachusetts to become a judge in the newly formed Supreme Judicial Court of Maine for the remaining four years of his life. On the home front he was a well-regarded citizen, the town’s only attorney for some years, and a founding member of the Biddeford’s Second Congregational Church.

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