Enoch Lincoln

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Enoch Lincoln
6th Governor of Maine
In office
January 3, 1827 – October 8, 1829
Preceded by Albion Parris
Succeeded by Nathan Cutler
Personal details
Born (1788-12-28)December 28, 1788
Died October 8, 1829(1829-10-08) (aged 40)
Augusta, Maine
Political party Democratic-Republican
Adams-Clay Republican

Enoch Lincoln (December 28, 1788 – October 8, 1829) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and from Maine, son of Levi Lincoln, Sr. and brother of Levi Lincoln, Jr. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Lincoln graduated from Harvard College in 1807. He also served as Governor of Maine from 1827 until his death in October 1829.

He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of his profession in Salem in 1811. He served as United States district attorney 1815-1818, and moved to Paris, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts), in 1819 and continued the practice of law.

In November 1818 Lincoln was elected as a Democratic-Republican, representing the Maine district, to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Albion K. Parris. He was reelected to the Sixteenth Congress and served from November 4, 1818, to March 3, 1821. Upon the admission of Maine as a state, he was again elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, and reelected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, and elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1821, until his resignation in 1826. He served as Governor of Maine from 1827 until his death. He died in Augusta, Maine, on October 8, 1829, and was interred in a mausoleum in Capitol Park, directly opposite the Maine State House.

The town of Lincoln, Maine is named for him.

Lincoln was distantly related to Abraham Lincoln, sharing a common ancestor with the sixteenth U.S. President in Samuel Lincoln, who had settled in Hingham, Massachusetts, in the 17th century.[1]


  1. ^ Lea et al, p. 136

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Albion K. Parris
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 20th congressional district

November 4, 1818 – March 4, 1821
Succeeded by
District moved to Maine
Preceded by
District moved from Massachusetts
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1821 – March 4, 1823
Succeeded by
David Kidder
Preceded by
Ebenezer Herrick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1823 – 1826
Succeeded by
James W. Ripley
Political offices
Preceded by
Albion Parris
6th Governor of Maine
1827 – October 8, 1829
Succeeded by
Nathan Cutler