John Fairfield Scamman

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John Fairfield Scammon (1786–1858) was a United States Representative from Maine. He was born in Wells (then a district of Massachusetts) on October 24, 1786. He attended the common schools, then engaged in mercantile pursuits.

He was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1817, elected a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1820 and 1821. He was appointed collector of customs in Saco from 1829-1841. He was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847). He was Chairman of Committee on Expenditures in the US Department of the Treasury (Twenty-ninth Congress).

Scamman served in the Maine State Senate in 1855 and died in Saco on May 22, 1858. His interment was in Laurel Hill Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joshua Herrick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1845–March 3, 1847
Succeeded by
David Hammons