George W. Ladd

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George Washington Ladd
Member of U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
Preceded by Llewellyn Powers
Succeeded by Charles A. Boutelle
Personal details
Born January 30, 1892
Augusta, Maine
Died April 18, 1897
Bangor, Maine
Resting place Mount Hope Cemetery
Political party Greenback
Other political
affiliations
Whig;[1] Constitutional Union[2]
Spouse(s) Marcia C. P. Ingraham
Children Abbie Coney Ladd;
Sarah Josephine Ladd;
William Hamilton Ladd.[1]
Profession Druggist

George Washington Ladd (September 28, 1818 - January 30, 1892) was a U.S. Representative from Maine.

Ladd was born on September 28, 1818[3] to Joseph and Sarah (Hamlin) Ladd in Augusta, Maine.[1] Ladd attended the common schools and Kents Hill Seminary.

He engaged in the drug business in Bangor, Maine.

Ladd married Marcia C. P. Ingraham[3] on October 9, 1839.[1]

Later engaged in the lumber, commission, and wholesale grocery business in Bangor. He was also interested in railroad development.

In 1868 Ladd was the Democratic Party nominee for Maine's 4th congressional district.[1]

Ladd was elected as a Greenback Party candidate to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1883). He was one of only 13 successful Greenback Party candidates for the 46th Congress, and one of 10 for the 47th. In both congresses he was one of only four Greenback congressmen from the northeast, the party's major strength being in the Midwest and South.

Ladd served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Forty-sixth Congress).

Ladd was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the (Forty-eighth Congress).

Death and burial[edit]

Ladd died in Bangor, Maine, January 30, 1892. He was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery.

End notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Ladd, Warren (1890), The Ladd Family: A Genealogical and Biographical Memoir of the Descendants of Daniel Ladd, of Haverhill, Mass., Joseph Ladd, of Portsmouth, R.I., John Ladd, of Burlington, N.J., John Ladd, of Charles City Co., Va, New Bedford, Massachusetts: Warren Ladd, p. 180. 
  2. ^ Ladd, Warren (1890), The Ladd Family: A Genealogical and Biographical Memoir of the Descendants of Daniel Ladd, of Haverhill, Mass., Joseph Ladd, of Portsmouth, R.I., John Ladd, of Burlington, N.J., John Ladd, of Charles City Co., Va, New Bedford, Massachusetts: Warren Ladd, p. 181. 
  3. ^ a b Ladd, Warren (1890), The Ladd Family: A Genealogical and Biographical Memoir of the Descendants of Daniel Ladd, of Haverhill, Mass., Joseph Ladd, of Portsmouth, R.I., John Ladd, of Burlington, N.J., John Ladd, of Charles City Co., Va, New Bedford, Massachusetts: Warren Ladd, p. 77. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Llewellyn Powers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
Succeeded by
Charles A. Boutelle

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