Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives

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The Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives is the speaker and presiding officer of the Maine House of Representatives, the lower house of the Maine Legislature.

List of speakers[edit]

Name Years Residence Party Notes
1820-1823 Benjamin Ames Bath Democratic-Republican
1824-1825 Benjamin Greene South Berwick National Republican
1825-1828 John Ruggles Thomaston Democratic-Republican
1829-1830 George Evans Gardiner National Republican
1830-1831 Daniel Goodenow York National Republican
1831-1832 John Ruggles Thomaston Democratic-Republican Resigned
1832-1833 Benjamin White Monmouth Democratic
1833-1834 Nathan Clifford Newfield Democratic
1835 Thomas Davee Blanchard Democratic Resigned February 26, 1835
1835-1836 Jonathan Cilley Thomaston Democratic
1837-1838 Hannibal Hamlin Hampden Democratic
1838-1839 Elisha Hunt Allen Bangor Whig
1839-1840 Elisha Hunt Allen Hampden Democratic
1841-1842 Josiah S. Little Portland Whig
1842-1843 Charles Andrews Turner Democratic
1843-1844 David Dunn Poland Democratic
1845-1846 Moses Macdonald Limerick Democratic
1846-1847 Ebenezer Knowlton Montville Democratic
1847-1848 Hugh Dean McLellan Gorham Democratic
1849-1850 Samuel Belcher Farmington Democratic
1851-1852 George P. Sewall Old Town Democratic
1853-1854 John C. Talbot, Jr. Lubec Democratic
1854-1855 Noah Smith, Jr. Calais Whig
1855-1856 Sidney Perham Woodstock Republican
1856-1857 Josiah S. Little Portland Democratic
1857-1858 Charles A. Spofford Deer Isle Democratic
1858-1859 Josiah H. Drummond Waterville Republican
1859-1860 William T. Johnson Augusta Republican
1860-1861 Frederick A. Pike Calais Republican
1861-1862 James G. Blaine Augusta Republican
1863-1864 Nelson Dingley, Jr. Auburn Republican
1865-1866 W. A. P. Dillingham Waterville Republican
1866-1867 James Stone Kennebunk Republican
1867-1868 Lewis Barker Stetson Republican
1868-1869 Theodore C. Woodman Bucksport Republican
1869-1870 Josiah H. Drummond Waterville Republican
1870-1871 Reuben Foster Waterville Republican
1871-1872 Edwin B. Smith Saco Republican
1872-1873 Frederick Robie Gorham Republican
1873-1874 Edmund F. Webb Waterville Republican
1874-1875 William W. Thomas, Jr. Portland Republican
1876-1877 Frederick Robie Gorham Republican
1877-1878 Edward B. Nealley Bangor Republican
1878-1879 Henry Lord Bangor Republican
1879-1880 Melvin P. Frank Portland Democratic
1880-1881 George E. Weeks Augusta Republican
1881-1882 Liberty A. Hutchinson Lewiston Republican
1883-1884 J. Manchester Haynes Augusta Republican
1885-1886 Charles Hamlin Bangor Republican
1887-1888 Charles E. Littlefield Rockland Republican
1889-1890 Frederick N. Dow Portland Republican
1891-1892 Andrew P. Wiswell Ellsworth Republican
1893-1894 Albert R. Savage Auburn Republican
1895-1896 Llewellyn Powers Houlton Republican
1897-1898 Seth L. Larrabee Portland Republican
1899-1900 Isaiah K. Stetson Bangor Republican
1901-1902 Joseph Homan Manley Augusta Republican
1903-1904 Oscar F. Fellows Bucksport Republican
1905-1906 Morrill N. Drew Portland Republican
1907-1908 Donald A. H. Powers Houlton Republican
1909-1910 George G. Weeks Fairfield Republican
1911-1912 Frank A. Morey Lewiston Democratic
1913-1914 John A. Peters Ellsworth Republican
1915-1916 Herbert W. Trafton Fort Fairfield Democratic
1917-1918 William L. Bonney Bowdoinham Republican
1919-1920 Frank G. Farrington Augusta Republican
1921-1922 Charles P. Barnes Houlton Republican
1923-1924 Frank H. Holley Anson Republican
1925-1926 William Tudor Gardiner Gardiner Republican
1927-1928 Burleigh Martin Augusta Republican
1929-1930 Robert Hale Portland Republican
1931-1932 E. D. Merrill Dover-Foxcroft Republican
1933-1934 Franz U. Burkett Portland Republican
1935-1936 Nathaniel Tompkins Houlton Republican
1937-1938 George E. Hill South Portland Republican
1939-1940 D. W. Philbrick Cape Elizabeth Republican
1941-1942 George D. Varney, Sr. Berwick Republican
1943-1944 F. Ardine Richardson Strong Republican
1945-1946 George B. Barnes Houlton Republican
1947-1948 John F. Ward Millinocket Republican
1949-1950 Nathaniel M. Haskell Portland Republican
1951-1952 William S. Silsby Aurora Republican
1953-1954 Roswell P. Bates Orono Republican
1955-1956 Willis A. Trafton, Jr. Auburn Republican
1957-1960 Joseph T. Edgar Bar Harbor Republican
1961-1962 Vinal G. Good Sebago Republican
1963-1964 David J. Kennedy Milbridge Republican
1965-1966 Dana Childs Portland Democratic
1967-72 David J. Kennedy Milbridge Republican
1973-1974 Richard Hewes Cape Elizabeth Republican
1975-1994 John L. Martin Eagle Lake Democratic Resigned as Speaker 2-4-1994
1994-1996 Dan Gwadosky Fairfield Democratic Elected Speaker 1-25-1994
1997-1998 Libby Mitchell Vassalboro Democratic
1999-2000 G. Steven Rowe Portland Democratic
2001-2002 Michael V. Saxl Portland Democratic
2003-2004 Patrick Colwell Gardiner Democratic
2005-2006 John G. Richardson Brunswick Democratic
2007-2008 Glenn Cummings Portland Democratic
2009-2010 Hannah Pingree North Haven Democratic
2011-2012 Robert Nutting Oakland Republican
2013-present Mark Eves North Berwick Democratic