Joseph F. Wingate

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Joseph Ferdinand Wingate (June 29, 1786 - August 26, 1845), son of Joshua and Hannah Carr Wingate, was a U.S. Representative from Maine.

Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Wingate received a limited schooling. He engaged in the mercantile business in Bath, Maine, until 1820, part of Massachusetts, District of Maine. He married Margaret Gay Tingey, daughter of Commodore Thomas Tingey, USN, in 1808. He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1818 and 1819. He served as collector of customs at the port of Bath from 1820 to 1824.

Wingate was elected to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1831). Wingate's uncle, Paine Wingate, was a U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, and Justice of the Supreme Court, all of New Hampshire. Joseph moved to Windsor, Maine. His daughter, Sydney Ellen Wingate, married George P. Sewall. He died in 1845 in South Windsor, Maine. He was interred in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1829
Succeeded by
Edward Kavanaugh