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Capital: Augusta

State Nickname: Pine Tree State

State Bird: Chickadee

State Flower: Pine Cone & Tassel

Admitted to the Union: March 15, 1820

Governors

May 31, 1820 to May 28, 1821:

William King

May 29, 1821 to December 25, 1821:

William D. Williamson

December 25, 1821 to January 8, 1821:

Benjamin Ames

January 2, 1821 to January 4, 1822:

Daniel Rose

January 5, 1822 to January 3, 1827:

Albion K. Paris

January 3, 1827 to October 8, 1829:

Enoch Lincoln

October 12, 1829 to February 5, 1820:

Nathan Cutler*

* Acting governor

February 5, 1830 to February 10, 1830:

Joshua Hall*

* Acting governor

February 10, 1830 to January 5, 1831:

Jonathan G. Hunton

January 5, 1831 to January 1, 1834:

Samuel E. Smith

January 1, 1834 to January 3, 1838:

Robert P. Dunlap

January 3, 1838 to January 2, 1839:

Edward Kent

January 2, 1839 to January 6, 1841:

John Fairfield

January 12, 8141 to January 13, 1841:

Richard H. Vose*

* Acting governor

January 13, 1841 to Janaury 5, 1842:

Edward Kent

January 5, 1842 to March 7, 1843:

John Fairfield

March 7, 1843 to January 1, 1844:

Edward Kavanagh

January 3, 1844 to January 5, 1844:

John W. Dana

January 5, 1844 to May 12, 1847:

Hugh J. Anderson

May 13, 1844 to May 8, 1850:

John W. Dana

May 9, 1850 to January 5, 1853:

John Hubbard

January 5, 1853 to January 3, 1855:

William G. Crosby

January 3, 1855 to January 2, 1856:

Anson P. Morrill

January 2, 1856 to January 8, 1857:

Samuel Wells

January 8, 1857 to February 25, 1857:

Hannibal Hamlin*

* Resigned from office - was Lincoln's Vice-President

February 26, 1857 to January 8, 1858:

Joseph H. Williams*

* Acting governor

January 8, 1858 to January 2, 1861:

Lot M. Morrill

January 2, 1861 to January 7, 1863:

Israel Washburn, Jr.

January 7, 1863 to January 6, 1864:

Abner Colburm

January 6, 1864 to January 2, 1867:

Samuel Cony

January 2, 1867 to January 4, 1871:

Joshua L. Chamberlain

January 4, 1871 to January 7, 1874:

Sidney Perham

January 7, 1874 to January 5, 1876;

Nelson Dingley, Jr.

January 5, 1876 to January 8, 1879:

Selden Connor

January 8, 1879 to January 17, 1880:

Alonzo Garcelon

January 17, 1880 to January 13, 1881:

Daniel F. Davis

January 13, 1881 to January 3, 1883:

Harris M. Plaisted

January 3, 1883 to January 5, 1887:

Frderick Robie

January 5, 1887 to December 15, 1887:

Joseph R. Bodwell

December 16, 1887 to January 2, 1889:

Sebastian S. Marble

January 2, 1889 to January 4, 1893:

Edwin C. Burleigh

January 4, 1893 to January 6, 1897:

Henry B. Cleaves

January 6, 1897 to January 2, 1901:

Liewellyn Powers

January 2, 1901 to January 4, 1905:

John F. Hill:

January 4, 1905 to January 6, 1909:

William T. Cobb

January 6, 1909 to January 4, 1911:

Bert M. Fernald

January 4, 1911 to January 1, 1913:

Frederick W. Plaisted

January 1, 1913 to January 6, 1915:

William T. Haines

January 6, 1915 to January 3, 1917:

Oakley C. Curtis

January 3, 1917 to January 5, 1921:

Carl E. Milliken

January 5, 1921 to January 31, 1921:

Frederick H. Parkhurst

January 31, 1921 to January 8, 1925:

Percival P. Baxter

January 8, 1925 to January 2, 1929:

Ralph O. Brewster

January 2, 1929 to January 4, 1933:

William T. Gardiner

January 4, 1933 to January 6, 1937:

Louis J. Brann

January 6, 1937 to January 1, 1941:

Lewis O. Barrows

January 1, 1941 to January 3, 1945:

Sumner Sewall

Hanuary 3, 1945 to January 5, 1949:

Horace A. Hildreth

January 5, 1949 to December 25, 1952:

Frederick G. Payne

December 26, 1952 to January 5, 1955:

Burton M. Cross

January 5, 1955 to January 3, 1959:

Edmund S. Muskie

January 3, 1959 to January 8, 1959:

Robert N. Haskell*

*Resigned on January 8, 1959

January 8, 1959 to December 30, 1959:

Clinton A. Clauson*

*Died December, 1959

December 30, 1959 to January 5, 1967:

John H. Reed

January 5, 1967 to January 1, 1975:

Kenneth M. Curtis

January 2, 1975 to January 3, 1979:

James B. Longley

January 3, 1979 to January 7, 1987:

Joseph E. Brennan

January 7, 1987 to January 5, 1995:

John R. McKernan

January 5, 1995 to January 8, 2003

Angus King, Jr.

January 8, 2003:

John Baldacci

 
Senators - Class I

June 13, 1820 – March 4, 1827

John Holmes

March 4, 1827 – August 26, 1828

Albion Keith Parris * Resigned office

January 15, 1829 – March 4, 1833

.John Holmes

March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1836

Ether Shepley * Resigned office

March 4, 1836 – March 3, 1837

Judah Dana

March 4, 1837 – February 15, 1843

John Fairfield * Died in office

January 5, 1848 – June 7, 1848

Wyman Bradbury Seavy Moor

June 8, 1848 – January 7, 1857

Hannibal Hamlin * Resigned office

January 16, 1857 – March 4, 1857

Amos Nourse

March 4, 1857 – January 17, 1861

Hannibal Hamlin * Resigned office

March 4, 1881 – March 4, 1911

Eugene Hale

March 4, 1917 – January 3, 1941

Frederick Hale

January 3, 1941 – December 31, 1952

Ralph Brewster * Resigned office

January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1959

Frederick George Payne

January 3, 1959 – May 7, 1980

Edmund Muskie * Resigned office

May 19, 1980 – January 3, 1995

George John Mitchell

January 3, 1995 –

Olympia Snowe

 
Senators - Class II

June 14, 1820 – March 4, 1829

John Chandler

March 4, 1829 – January 1, 1835

Peleg Sprague * Resigned office

January 20, 1835 – March 4, 1841

John Ruggles

March 4, 1841 – March 4, 1847

George Evans

March 4, 1847 – March 4, 1853

James W. Bradbury

February 10, 1854 – July 1, 1864

William Pitt Fessenden * Resigned office

October 27, 1864 – March 3, 1865

Nathan Allen Farwell

March 4, 1865 – September 8, 1869

William Pitt Fessenden * Died in office

October 30, 1869 – July 7, 1876

Lot Myrick Morrill * Resigned office

July 10, 1876 – March 5, 1881

James Gillespie Blaine * Resigned office

March 18, 1881 – August 8, 1911

William Pierce Frye * Died in office

September 23, 1911 – March 4, 1913

Obadiah Gardner

March 4, 1913 – June 16, 1916

Edwin Chick Burleigh * Died in office

September 12, 1916 – August 23, 1926

Bert Manfred Fernald * Died in office

November 30, 1926 – March 4, 1931

Arthur Robinson Gould

March 4, 1931 – January 3, 1949

Wallace Humphrey White, Jr.

January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1973

Margaret Chase Smith

January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1979

William Hathaway

January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1997

William Cohen

January 3, 1997 –

Susan Collins

 
State Song
Maine

Written and Composed by Roger Vinton Snow

Grand State of Maine, proudly we sing
To tell your glories to the land
To shout your praises till the echoes ring
Should fate unkind send us to roam
The scent of the fragrant pines,
The tang of the salty sea will call us home.

Oh, Pine Tree State
Your woods, fields and hills
Your lakes, streams and rockbound coast
Will ever fill our hearts with thrills
And tho' we seek far and wide
Our search will be in vain
To find a fairer spot on earth
Than Maine! Maine! Maine!


Click Left Triangle to Play Melody
State Population

1790: 96,643

1800: 151,719

1810: 228,705

1820: 298,335

1830: 399,455

1840: 501,793

1850: 583,169

1860: 628,270

1870: 626,915

1880: 648,936

1890: 661,086

1900: 694,466

1910: 742,371

1920: 768,014

1930: 797,423

1940: 847,226

1950: 913,774

1960: 969,265

1970: 993,722

1980: 1,124,660

1990: 1,227,928

2000: 1,274,923


State Capitol Building 1907
 

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