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Parris, Albion Keith
Born January 19, 1788, in Hebron, ME
Died February 11, 1857, in Portland, ME

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maine
Nominated by James Monroe on January 27, 1818, to a seat vacated by David Sewall. Confirmed by the Senate on January 28, 1818, and received commission on January 28, 1818. Service terminated on January 1, 1822, due to resignation.

Education:
Dartmouth College, 1806
Read law, 1809

Professional Career:
Private practice, Paris, Maine, 1810-1811
Prosecutor, Oxford County, Maine, 1811-1813
State representative from Paris, Maine, 1813-1814
State senator from Oxford and Somerset Counties, Maine, 1814-1815
U.S. representative from Massachusetts, 1815-1818
Judge, Cumberland County [Maine] Probate Court, 1820-1821
Governor, Maine, 1822-1827
U.S. senator from Maine, 1827-1828
Associate justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court, 1828-1836
Second comptroller, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1836-1850
Private practice, Portland, Maine, 1849-1852
Mayor, Portland, Maine, 1852
Candidate for governor, Maine, 1854

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