Severin Beliveau

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Severin Beliveau (born March 15, 1938) is an American attorney, political activist and lobbyist in Maine. Beliveau was elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 1966 after graduating from Georgetown University Law Center and was influential in the rise of the Maine Democratic Party in state politics after a century of Republican dominance. He later served in the Maine Senate and, in 1986, unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party's nomination for Governor. Considered a moderate Democrat, Beliveau lost to more liberal Maine Attorney General James Tierney.[1]

He is a founding partner at Preti Flaherty, a major law firm in Maine. He also served as Chair of the Maine Democratic Party in the late 1960s.[1]

In December 2011, Beliveau was ranked as the 12th most influential person in Maine politics.[2]


Beliveau was born on March 15, 1938 in Rumford, Maine. At the age of 16, Beliveau went to study at St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers, Massachusetts.[3]


  1. ^ a b L'Hommedieu, Andrew (September 2, 1999). "Interview with Severin Beliveau". Bates College Muskie Oral History Project. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Gagnon, Matt (December 29, 2011). "The 25 Most Influential People In Maine Politics". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Hastings, Mike (September 5, 2008). "Interview with Severin Beliveau". Bowdoin College, George J. Mitchell Oral History Project. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 

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