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Presidents of the Maine Senate, 1820 onwards

Abbreviations: D=Democrat   R=Republican

 
Term(s)
Name
Residence
Party
1820 John Chandler (Resigned 6-19-1820) Monmouth Democratic-Republican1
 
1820 William Moody (Resigned 6-28-1820 SacoDemocratic-Republican
 
1820-1821 William D. Williamson Bangor Democratic-Republican2
 
1822-1823 Daniel Rose Thomaston Democratic-Republican
 
1824 Benjamin Ames Bath Democratic-Republican
 
1825-26 Jonas Wheeler Camden Democratic-Republican
 
1827-28 Robert P. Dunlap Brunswick Democratic-Republican3
 
1829 Nathan Cutler Farmington Democratic-Republican
 
1830 Joshua Hall Frankfort Democratic-Republican
 
1831-32 Robert P. Dunlap Brunswick Democratic-Republican3
 
1833 F. O. J. Smith Portland D
 
1834 Joseph Williamson Belfast D
 
1835-36 Josiah Pierce Gorham D
 
1837 John C. Talbot East Machias D
 
1838 Nathaniel S. Littlefield Bridgton D
 
1839 Job Prince Turner D
 
1840 Stephen C. Foster Pembroke D4
 
1841 Richard H. Vose Augusta D
 
1842 Samuel H. Blake Bangor D
 
1843 E. Kavanagh Damariscotta D
 
1843 V. D. Parris Buckfield D
 
1844 John W. Dana Fryeburg D
 
1845 Manly B. Townsend Alexander D
 
1846 Stephen H. Chase Fryeburg D
 
1846 David Dunn Poland D
 
1847 John Hodgdon Houlton D
 
1848 Caleb R. Ayer Cornish D
 
1849 William Tripp Wilton D
 
1850 Paulinus M. Foster Anson D
 
1851-1852 Noah Prince Buckfield D
 
1853 Samuel Butman Dixmont D
 
1854 Luther S. Moore Limerick D
 
1855 Franklin Muzzy Bangor Whig
 
1856 Lot M. Morrill Augusta R
 
1857 Joseph H. Williams (Resigned 2-26-1857) Augusta R
 
1857 Hiram Chapman Damariscotta R
 
1858 Seth Scamman Saco R
 
1859 Charles W. Goddard Auburn R
 
1860 Thomas H. Marshall Belfast R
 
1861-1862 John H. Goodenow Alfred R
 
1863 Nathan A. Farwell Rockland R
 
1864 George B. Barrows Fryeburg R
 
1865 David D. Stewart St. Albans R
 
1866 William Wirt Virgin Norway R
 
1867 Nathaniel A. Burpee Rockland R
 
1868 Josiah Crosby Dexter R
 
1869 Stephen D. Lindsey Norridgewock R
 
1870 William W. Bolster Dixfield R
 
1871 Charles Buffum Orono R
 
1872 Reuben Foster Waterville R
 
1873 John B. Foster Bangor R
 
1874 John E. Butler Biddeford R
 
1875 Edmund F. Webb Waterville R
 
1876-1877 Thomas W. Hyde Bath R
 
1878 Warren H. Vinton Gray R
 
1879 J. Manchester Haynes Augusta R
 
1880-1882 Joseph A. Locke Portland R
 
1883-1884 John L. Cutler Bangor R
 
1885-1886 William D. Pennell Lewiston R
 
1887-1888 Sebastian S. Marble Waldoboro

R

       
1889-1990 Henry Lord Bangor R
 
1891-1892 Charles F. Libby Portland R
 
1893-1894 Albert M. Spear Gardiner R
 
1895-1896 George M. Seiders Portland R
 
1897-1898 Albert R. Day Corinna R
 
1899-1900 Oliver B. Clason Gardiner R
 
1901-1902 Hannibal E. Hamlin Ellsworth R
 
1903-1904 Harry R. Virgin Portland R
 
1905-1906 Forrest Goodwin Skowhegan R
 
1907-1908 Fred J. Allen Sanford R
 
1909-1910 Luere B. Deasy Bar Harbor R
 
1911-1912 Nathan Clifford Cape Elizabeth D
 
1913-1914 Carl E. Milliken Island Falls R
 
1915-1916 Ira G. Hersey Houlton R
 
1917-1918 Taber D. Bailey Bangor R
 
1919-1920 Leon F. Higgins Brewer R
 
1921 Percival P. Baxter (1-5-1921 to 1-31-1921, became governor
after the death of Gov. Parkhurst)
Portland R
 
1921 Frank G. Farrington (President Pro Tem 1-31-1921, resigned
2-7-1921)
Augusta R
 
1921-1922 Charles E. Gurney (President Pro Tem 2-7-1921) Portland R
 
1923-1924 Frank G. Farrington Augusta R
 
1925-1926 Hodgdon C. Buzzell Belfast R
 
1927-1928 Frank H. Holley North Anson R
 
1929-1930 J. Blaine Morrison Phillips R
 
1931-1932 Burleigh Martin Augusta R
 
1933-1934 Harold H. Murchie Calais R
 
1935-1936 Harold E. Weeks Fairfield R
 
1937-1938 J. Frederic Burns Houlton R
 
1939-1940 Sumner Sewall Bath R
 
1941 Nathaniel Tompkins Houlton R
 
1942 Francis H. Friend Skowhegan R
 
1943-1944 Horace A. Hildreth Cumberland R
 
1945-1948 George D. Varney Kittery R
 
1949-1952 Burton M. Cross Augusta R
 
1953 Nathaniel M. Haskell Portland R
 
1954 John F. Ward Millinocket R
 
1955-1958 Robert N. Haskell Bangor R
 
1959 John H. Reed Fort Fairfield R
 
1960-1962 Earle M. Hillman Bangor R
 
1963-1964 Robert A. Marden Waterville R
 
1965-1966 Carlton Day Reed, Jr. Woolwich D
 
1967-1968 Joseph B. Campbell Augusta R
 
1969-1974 Kenneth P. MacLeod Brewer R
 
1975-1982 Joseph Sewall Old Town R
 
1983-1984 Gerard P. Conley Portland D
 
1985-1992 Charles P. Pray Millinocket D
 
1993-1994 Dennis L. Dutremble Biddeford D
 
1995-1996 Jeffrey H. Butland Cumberland R
 
1997-2000 Mark W. Lawrence Kittery D
 
20015 Michael H. Michaud E. Millinocket D
 
2002 Richard A. Bennett Norway R
 
2003-20046 Beverly C. DaggettAugusta D
 
2005-2008 Betheda Edmonds Freeport D
       
2009-20107 Elizabeth H. Mitchell Vassalboro D
       
2011-2012 Kevin L. Raye Perry R
       
2013- Justin Alfond Portland D
 
 



1So listed in Mundy. Shown on original Library list as Democrat.

2 So listed in Mundy. Shown on original Library list as Democrat.

3So listed in Mundy. Shown on original Library list as Democrat.

4Mundy indicates that Mr. Foster became a Republican prior to the Civil War.

5The political composition of the Senate for the 120th Legislature is 17 Democrats, 17 Republicans, and 1 Independent. The Senate elected Senator Michaud as President and Senator Bennett as President Pro Tem until December 5, 2001. They will then switch and Senator Bennett will be the President and Senator Michaud will be President Pro Tem.

6Senator Beverly C. Daggett is the first woman to be elected to be President of the Senate.

7First woman to serve as both Speaker and President

Sources:

Laws of Maine.
House and Senate Register.
Mundy, James H. Presidents of the Senate of Maine from 1820. Augusta: Secretary of the Senate of Maine, c1979.


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