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.

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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