Caleb Ayer

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Charles P. Pray
Secretary of State of Maine
In office
Preceded by Alden Jackson
Succeeded by Alden Jackson
Member of the Maine Senate
from the York County district
In office
Personal details
Born 1813
Died 1883
Political party Democrat

Caleb R. Ayer (1813–1883) was an American politician from Maine. Ayer graduated from Dartmouth College in 1834 and was admitted to the bar in 1838.[1] He was an associate of Nathan Clifford and moved to Cornish in York County in 1841. Six years later in 1847, Ayer was elected as a Democrat to the Maine State Senate and served as Senate President in 1848. In 1856, he served as the Secretary of State of Maine under Governor Samuel Wells.[2] He served as the York County Attorney General from 1868-70. He died in 1883.[1] The Caleb R. Ayer House in Cornish is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


  1. ^ a b Caleb Ayer
  2. ^ Maine Secretaries of State: 1820-
Political offices
Preceded by
Alden Jackson
Secretary of State of Maine
Succeeded by
Alden Jackson