Benjamin Randall (Maine)

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Benjamin Randall (November 14, 1789 – October 11, 1859) was a United States Representative from Maine from 1839 to 1843.

Early life[edit]

Randall was born in Topsham (then a district of Massachusetts) on November 14, 1789. He pursued an academic course and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1809. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1812.


Randall commenced practice in Bath in 1812. He served in the Maine State militia in Colonel Reed’s regiment stationed at Coxes Head in September 1814. He was a member of the Maine senate in 1833, 1835, and 1838. He was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843).

Upon his return to Maine, he resumed the practice of law; appointed collector of customs for the port of Bath in 1849. He served until his death there on October 11, 1859. His interment is in Maple Grove Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward Robinson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843
Succeeded by
Luther Severance