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Dana, Judah, 1772-1845

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1772 - 1845

Judah Dana was born on April 25, 1772 in Pomfret, Connecticut. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1795. After graduation, he studies law and was admitted to the bar in 1798, after which he practiced law in Fryebug, Maine. Dana served as the district attorney for Oxford County, Maine from 1805-1811, and as judge of probate for Oxford County from 1811-1822. From 1811-1823, he was judge of the Court of Common Pleas. In 1819, Dana was a delegate to the convention that framed the state constitution of Maine, and was a trustee for Bowdoin College from 1820-1843. He was also a bank commissioner from 1836-1837. In 1833, Dana was elected a member of the Governor's Council for Governor Samuel E. Smith, serving until 1834.An adherent of the Jacksonian Democratic Party, Dana was appointed United States Senator in 1836, a position he held until 1837. He died on December 27, 1845.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 802676
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 802676
Overview In English.

Francis L. Whiting et.al letter

Mss 815529
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 815529
Overview In English.

Judah Dana form book

Codex 003286
 Collection
Identifier: 003286
Overview Form Book of Judah Dana (1772-1845) containing judicial case declarations.

Judah Dana letter

Mss 815123
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 815123
Scope and Contents Two-page letter from Judah Dana to J. Wheelock, telling him that he cannot understand the conduct of the Trustees and voices his admiration for Mr. (William) Allen who would make a good successor to Wheelock.

Judah Dana letter

Mss 815460.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 815460.1
Overview In English.

Judah Dana letter

Webster Mss 805118
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 805118
Overview In English.

Judge J. Dana letter

Mss 815502
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 815502
Overview In English.