Josiah Pierce

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Josiah Pierce
Member of the Maine Senate
from the Gorham district
In office
Personal details
Born(1792-08-15)August 15, 1792
Baldwin, Maine
DiedJune 25, 1866(1866-06-25) (aged 73)
Gorham, Maine
Political partyDemocrat
Spouse(s)Hannah Pierce

Josiah Pierce (August 15, 1792 – June 25, 1866) was a Maine politician and lawyer. Pierce, who was born in Baldwin, Maine, attended Bowdoin College. After graduating in 1821, he settled in Gorham, Maine and became a practicing lawyer. Known for his public speaking skills, Pierce served as Judge of Probate for Cumberland County. He also published A History of the Town of Gorham, Maine in 1862 [1] as well as The Centennial Anniversary of the Settlement of Gorham; Volume 1.


Beyond his law career, Pierce served as a town selectman for Gorham as well as serving three years in the Maine Senate. From 1835 to 1836, he was President of the Maine Senate as a Democrat. As Senate President, Pierce was paid $4 a day, double that of other senators.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Past Presidents Josiah Pierce Democratic 1835, 1836". State of Maine. Retrieved 22 November 2011.