- Item 22394 - John Holmes, Alfred, ca. 1840
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- Item 22394
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John Holmes (1773-1843), a prominent lawyer from Alfred, was active from 1815-1820 in efforts to separate Maine from Massachusetts.Show Details
A 1796 graduate of Brown University, he represented Alfred in the Maine State Constitutional Convention in 1819.
He served as a U.S. Senator for 11 years and was appointed by President Monroe to the commission that negotiated the border dispute between Maine and Canada.