|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
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.
|Title||George Thacher (1754-1824)|
|Neg Loc||Annex--Condensed Shelving--Rear|
|Print size||5.5" x 4.5"|
|Film Size||5 x 7 film|
Thacher, Judge George
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