Joseph Sewall

Joseph Sewall (December 17, 1921 – November 23, 2011) was an American politician and businessperson. He served four terms as President of the Maine Senate (1975–1982), which made him at that time the longest serving Senate President in Maine history. Sewall was born in Old Town, Maine, son of James Wingate Sewall and Louise Gray Sewall in the home that his great grandfather and Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, George P. Sewall, built between 1830 and 1851. His maternal grandfather, George Gray, founded Old Town Canoe Co. He attended local schools, Holderness School, and Bowdoin College, A.B. 1941, Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa, 1983. After graduation (accelerated) from college he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 during World War II as an aerial navigator, specializing in celestial navigation. Shortly after the end of the War, and after his father's death in 1946, he became President of James W. Sewall Company in Old Town, an international consulting forestry and engineering firm. He later was elected to the Old Town City Council and then to the Maine State Senate in 1967. Sewall served as President of the Maine Senate from 1975 to 1982. He was succeeded in the Maine Senate in 1982 by Democrat Michael Pearson. Upon leaving the legislature, Sewall was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Maine Maritime Academy by Governor Joseph Brennan. Soon after his appointment, he was elected Chairman, a post he held for 20 years. He was also appointed by President George H.W. Bush to be a U.S. Commissioner of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Joint Commission and a Member of the *[http://oai.dtic.mil/oai/oai?verb=getRecord&metadataPrefix=html&identifier=ADA223178 Commission on Merchant Marine and Defense] by President Ronald Reagan and re-appointments by President George H.W. Bush. He was a Trustee of Eastern Maine Medical Center, and a Director of Merchants National Bank, its successor, Merrill Merchants Bank, then its successor, People's United Bank (Bangor District), all of Bangor. Sewall was a moderate Republican.

On November 23, 2011, Sewall died at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Sewall, Joseph
Published 1728
Printed by B. Green, for Daniel Henchman, at his shop over against the brick meeting-house in Corn-hill

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by Sewall, Joseph
Published 1724
Printed by B. Green, printer to His Honour the lieut. governour and Council. Sold by Samuel Gerrish, at his shop near the brick meeting-house in Corn-Hill

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by Sewall, Joseph
Published 1727
Printed by B. Green, printer to His Honour the lieut. governour & Council; for Daniel Henchman, at his shop in Cornhill

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by Sewall, Joseph
Published 1756
Printed by S. Kneeland, in Queen-Street
Other Authors: '; ...Sewall, Joseph...

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by Sewall, Joseph
Published 1740
Printed by J. Draper, printer to His Excellency the governour and Council, for D. Henchman in Cornhil

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by Sewall, Joseph
Published 1727
Printed for D. Henchman over against the brick meeting-house in Corn-Hill

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by Sewall, Joseph
Published 1727
Printed for D. Henchman, at the corner shop over against the brick meeting-house in Corn-Hill

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by Sewall, Joseph
Published 1742
Printed by T. Fleet, for D. Henchman, and sold at his shop in Cornhill

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by Sewall, Joseph
Published 1728
Printed for D. Henchman, at the corner shop over against the Brick Meetinghouse in Cornhill

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by Sewall, Joseph
Published 1742
Printed and sold by Rogers and Fowle at the head of Queen-Street, near the Town-House

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by Sewall, Joseph
Published 1762
Printed by John Draper, printer to His Excellency the governor, and the Honourable His Majesty's Council: and, by Edes and Gill, printers to the Honourable House of Representatives

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by Sewall, Joseph
Published 1742
Printed by Tho. Fleet, for D. Henchman in Cornhill

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by Sewall, Joseph
Published 1730
Printed by B. Green: sold by S. Gerrish and D. Henchman, at their shops

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by Sewall, Joseph
Published 1716
Printed by B. Green, for Samuel Gerrish, at his shop on the north-side of the town-house
Other Authors: '; ...Sewall, Joseph...

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by Sewall, Joseph
Published 1741
Printed and sold by S. Kneeland and T. Green in Queenstreet over against the prison

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by Sewall, Joseph
Published 1737
Printed by S. Kneeland & T. Green, for D. Henchman in Corn-Hill