Benjamin Randall (Maine)

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Benjamin Randall (1789–1859) was a United States Representative from Maine from 1839 to 1843.

Early life[edit]

Randall was born in Topsham (then a district of Massachusetts) on November 14, 1789. He pursued an academic course and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1809. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1812.

Career[edit]

Randall commenced practice in Bath in 1812. He served in the Maine State militia in Colonel Reed’s regiment stationed at Coxes Head in September 1814. He was a member of the Maine senate in 1833, 1835, and 1838. He was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843).

Upon his return to Maine, he resumed the practice of law; appointed collector of customs for the port of Bath in 1849. He served until his death there on October 11, 1859. His interment is in Maple Grove Cemetery.

References[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward Robinson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 3rd congressional district

March 3, 1839 – March 3, 1843
Succeeded by
Luther Severance