Joshua Herrick

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Joshua Herrick
Member of U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Preceded by Nathan Clifford
Succeeded by John F. Scamman
County Commissioner of
York County, Maine
In office
Register of Probate of
York County, Maine
In office
Selectman, Assessor,
and Overseer of the Poor
Kennebunkport, Maine
In office
Town Clerk of
Kennebunkport, Maine
In office
Personal details
Born March 18, 1793
Beverly, Massachusetts
Died August 30, 1874 (aged 81)
Alfred, Maine
Resting place Village Cemetery, Kennebunkport, Maine

Joshua Herrick (March 18, 1793 – August 30, 1874) was an American politician and a United States Representative from Maine.


Herrick was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, where he attended the common schools. He moved to the district of Maine in 1811 and engaged in the lumber business. He served in the War of 1812.[1] Herrick moved to Brunswick, Maine, and became connected with the first cotton factory of Maine.


Herrick was a deputy sheriff of Cumberland County, Maine for many years as well as a deputy collector and inspector of customs at Kennebunkport, Maine, from 1829 to 1841. He served as Town Clerk of Kennebunkport from 1832 to 1842.

Herrick also served as a Selectman, Assessor, and Overseer of the Poor of Kennebunkport from 1839 to 1842. He was county commissioner of York County, Maine in 1842 and 1843.

Herrick was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845),[2] but was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress. After leaving Congress, he served as the deputy collector at Kennebunkport from 1847 to 1849. He served as Register of Probate of York County from 1849 to 1855.


Herrick died in Alfred, Maine in 1874, and was buried in Village Cemetery, Kennebunkport, Maine.


  1. ^ "Herrick, Joshua, (1793 - 1874)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rep. Joshua Herrick". Retrieved August 26, 2012. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Nathan Clifford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1843–March 3, 1845
Succeeded by
John Fairfield Scammon