US Con US Jud -Fessenden, William Pitt - U.S. Senator, ME / Secretary of Treasury

William Pitt Fessenden:
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Born: October 16, 1806
Birthplace: Boscawen New Hampshire
Father: General Samuel Fessenden 1784 – 1869
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery Portland Maine)
Mother: Ruth Green 1787 – 1867
(Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge Massachusetts)

Wife: Ellen Maria Deering 1809 – 1857
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery Portland Maine)

Children:

Brig. General James Deering Fessenden 1833 – 1882
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery Portland Maine)
William Howard Fessenden 1835 – 1898
(Buried: Evergreen Memorial Park Riverside California)
Major General Francis Fessenden 1839 – 1906
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery Portland Maine)
Mary D. Fessenden 1843 – 1848
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery Portland Maine)


Brother:
US Congressman Samuel Clement Fessenden 1815 – 1882
(Buried: Woodland Cemetery Stamford Connecticut)

Brother: US Congressman Thomas A.D. Fessenden 1826 – 1868
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery Lewiston Maine)


Political Party: Whig Party, Opposition Party, and Republican Party



Education:
1827: Graduated from Bowdoin College

Occupation before War:
1827 – 1841: Attorney in Bridgeton, Bangor, and Portland Maine
1832: Maine State Representative
1840: Maine State Representative
1841 – 1843: United States Congressman from Maine
1841 – 1843: Member of House Naval Affairs Committee
1842: Choose not to be a candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress.
1845 – 1846: Maine State Representative
1853 – 1854: Maine State Representative
1854 – 1864: United States Senator from Maine
1857 – 1861: Member of Senate Finance Committee
1857 – 1859: Member of Senate Library Committee

Civil War Career:
1854 – 1864: United States Senator from Maine
1857 – 1864: Member of Senate Library Committee
1861 – 1864: Chairman of Senate Finance Committee
1861: Member of Washington D.C. Peace Conference
1864 – 1865: United States Secretary of Treasury
1865 – 1869: United States Senator from Maine
1865 – 1867: Chairman of Senate Finance Committee
1865 – 1867: Chairman of Joint Committee on Reconstruction

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1869: United States Senator from Maine
1865 – 1867: Chairman of Senate Finance Committee
1865 – 1867: Chairman of Joint Committee on Reconstruction
1867 – 1869: Chairman of Senate Public Buildings Committee
1868: Voted against the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson
1869: Chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee


Died: September 8, 1869
Place of Death: Portland Maine
Age at time of Death: 62 years old
Burial Place:
Evergreen Cemetery Portland Maine
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Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Location
South Texas
His predecessor ,Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase, was nominated to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy caused by Roger Taney's death.The vacancy in the cabinet was filled by Fessenden.He served from July 5, 1864 to March 3, 1865 when he then resigned.
 
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