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Judge George Thacher (1754-1824)

Judge George Thacher, Biddeford, ca. 1820

Judge George Thacher, Biddeford, ca. 1820

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McArthur Public Library

Biddeford’s second attorney, after the departure of Governor James Sullivan, was the Honorable George Thacher (sometimes spelled “Thatcher”). Thacher served as a member of the Continental Congress. He went on to be elected to the first United States Congress in 1789, a Representative of the District of Maine – then a part of Massachusetts. He remained a Representative until 1801 when he accepted an appointment to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.

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