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Edwin C. Burleigh

Edwin Chick Burleigh
42nd Governor of Maine
In office
January 2, 1889 – January 4, 1893
Preceded by Sebastian S. Marble
Succeeded by Henry B. Cleaves
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 3rd district
In office
June 21, 1897 – March 3, 1911
Preceded by Seth L. Milliken
Succeeded by Samuel W. Gould
United States Senator
from Maine
In office
March 4, 1913 – June 16, 1916
Preceded by Obadiah Gardner
Succeeded by Bert M. Fernald
Personal details
Born (1843-11-27)November 27, 1843
Linneus, Maine
Died June 16, 1916(1916-06-16) (aged 72)
Augusta, Maine
Political party Republican

Edwin Chick Burleigh (November 27, 1843 – June 16, 1916) was an American politician from the state of Maine.

Biography

Burleigh was born on November 27, 1843 in Linneus, Maine. He attended the common schools and Houlton Academy before becoming a teacher himself. He also worked as a surveyor and farmer before entering government. He served first as a clerk in the state adjutant general's office and then was clerk in the State land office at Bangor, Maine from 1870 to 1876. He moved to Augusta, Maine and became the state land agent from 1876 to 1878 and then assistant clerk in the Maine House of Representatives in 1878. He then served four years (1880–1884) in the office of the State treasurer before becoming Maine State Treasurer himself in 1884 and serving for four years. During this time he also became principal owner of the Kennebec Journal newspaper. His great grandson is currently a writer for the paper.

In 1889 he was elected the 42nd Governor of Maine, a position he held for three years subsequent. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1897 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Seth L. Milliken and served in that body for 14 years. Unsuccessful in his campaign for reelection in 1910 he returned to business for three years until he was elected

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