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Catalog Number 0714
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Judge George Thacher (1754-1824). The painting of Judge Thacher, done by the American artist Henry Williams about 1820, is currently in the collection of Dr. Gilbert Cuthbertson, Department of Political Science, Rice University (as of 2018). This photographic copy was acquired by the library circa 1950.

Born in Yarmouth, Mass., and graduated from Harvard College in 1776, Thacher came to Biddeford in 1782. Married Mary Savage in 1784, and built his home at 208 South Street, near Thacher Creek. He was one of the District of Maine's leading lawyers and was elected from Biddeford in 1787 to the Continental Congress. In 1789 he was re-elected to the 1st U.S. Congress and witnessed at New York the inauguration of George Washington as the 1st President. He served in Congress for 14 years and then resigned to becaome a judge of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Thacher also was a found of the Second Parish Church in Biddeford. He died in 1824, and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Biddeford.
Date 1820
Photographer Unknown
Title George Thacher (1754-1824)
Collection IMAGES
Provenance FIC
Place Biddeford (Me.)
Neg Loc Annex--Condensed Shelving--Rear
Neg # 0714
Orig/copy Copy
Print size 5.5" x 4.5"
Film Size 5 x 7 film
People Thacher, Judge George
Thatcher family
Thacher family
Search Terms Biddeford
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