Jonathan G. Hunton
Jonathan G. Hunton
|9th Governor of Maine|
February 9, 1830 – January 5, 1831
|Preceded by||Joshua Hall|
|Succeeded by||Samuel E. Smith|
|Member of the Maine Senate|
|Member of the Maine House of Representatives|
|Born||March 14, 1781|
Unity, New Hampshire, U.S.
|Died||October 12, 1851 (aged 70)|
Dixmont, Maine, U.S.
|Political party||National Republican|
Jonathan Glidden Hunton (March 14, 1781 – October 12, 1851) was an American politician who served as the ninth Governor of Maine from February 1830 to January 1831.
Hunton was born in Unity, New Hampshire on March 14, 1781. He was educated at local schools. He later studied law.
He started his law career in Readfield, Maine. He serving as a member of the Governor's Executive Council in 1829. Later in 1829, he ran for governorship of Maine. He was elected as a National Republican. He was in the governor's office from February 9, 1830 to January 5, 1831. During his term, he advocated the establishment of the state's first mental hospital. Hunton was unsuccessful in his re-election bid.
After leaving the office, he served as a member of the Maine Senate and the Maine House of Representatives from 1832 to 1834. He then practiced law. The later part of his life was spent in Dixmont, Maine. He died on October 12, 1851 in Fairfield. His remains were carried to Readfield Corner Cemetery for burial.
- Sobel, Robert and John Raimo. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978. Greenwood Press, 1988. ISBN 0-313-28093-2
- Gravesite https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/45473914/jonathan-glidden-hunton
- A Collection of Biographical Sketches of all the Governors since the formation of the State. Prepaired under the direction of Henry Chase http://www.onlinebiographies.info/gov/me/hunton-jonathan.htm
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