Llewellyn Powers

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Llewellyn Powers
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 4th district
In office
April 8, 1901 – July 28, 1908
Preceded by Charles A. Boutelle
Succeeded by Frank E. Guernsey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
Preceded by Harris M. Plaisted
Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives
In office
1895–1896
Preceded by Albert R. Savage
Succeeded by Seth L. Larrabee
Personal details
Born October 14, 1836
Pittsfield, Maine
Died July 28, 1908 (aged 71)
Houlton, Maine
Resting place West Pittsfield Cemetery, near Pittsfield, Maine
Political party Republican
Alma mater Colby College

Llewellyn Powers (October 14, 1836 – July 28, 1908) was a U.S. Representative from Maine and the 44th Governor of Maine.

Born in Pittsfield, Maine, Powers attended the common schools of Pittsfield and St. Albans Academy. He was graduated from the Colburn Classical Institute. He attended Colby University, Waterville, Maine, and was graduated from the law department of Union University, Albany, New York, in 1860. He was admitted to the bar in Albany, New York, and Somerset, Maine, in 1860 and commenced practice in Houlton, Maine, in January 1861. He served as prosecuting attorney for Aroostook County 1864-1871. He served as collector of customs for the district of Aroostook 1868-1872. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1873-1876, 1883, 1892, and 1895 and served as speaker during the last term.

Powers was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress. He served as Governor of Maine from 1897-1901.

Powers was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles A. Boutelle. He was reelected to the Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, and Sixtieth Congresses and served from April 8, 1901, until his death in Houlton, Maine, July 28, 1908. He was interred in West Pittsfield Cemetery, near Pittsfield, Maine.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Harris M. Plaisted
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
Succeeded by
George Washington Ladd
Preceded by
Charles A. Boutelle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 4th congressional district

April 8, 1901 – July 28, 1908
Succeeded by
Frank E. Guernsey
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry B. Cleaves
Governor of Maine
1897–1901
Succeeded by
John Fremont Hill
Preceded by
Albert R. Savage
Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives
1895-1896
Succeeded by
Seth L. Larrabee