William Wirt Virgin
|William Wirt Virgin|
|Member of the Maine Senate
from the district
September 18, 1823|
|Died||January 23, 1893(aged 69)|
|Alma mater||Bowdoin College|
William Wirt Virgin (September 18, 1823 – January 23, 1893) was an American politician and jurist from Maine.
During the American Civil War, Virgin raised the 23rd Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment, which consisted of five companies from Oxford County and Androscoggin Counties. The Regiment did not see combat, instead acting as a guard of Washington D.C.
Virgin, a Republican, served two one-year terms in the Maine Senate (1865, 1866). In his 2nd and final term, Virgin served as the Senate President. In 1872, Virgin was appointed to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court as an Associate Justice. He served in that position until his death on January 23, 1893.
- "Maine Memory Network - William Wirt Virgin, Norway, 1866". Retrieved 29 July 2014.
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