Warren H. Vinton

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Warren H. Vinton was an American politician from Maine. Vinton represented Gray, Maine in the Maine House of Representatives and was elected from Cumberland County to the Maine Senate in 5 separate elections. In 1878, Vinton was elected Senate President.[1]

A Republican, Vinton ran for governor as an Independent Republican in 1882. He received only 289 votes and finished in 5th and last place to Republican Frederick Robie.[2] Upon losing, Vinton became a Democrat.[1]

Vinton was born Warren Whitefield Bessey but eventually took the name of a neighbor who raised him.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Maine Memory Network - Warren H. Vinton, Gray, 1878". Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Dubin, Michael J. (2010-07-14). United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1861-1911: The Official Results by State and County. McFarland. pp. 245–. ISBN 9780786456468. Retrieved 17 July 2014.