Richard S. Ayer
Born in Montville, Maine, Ayer attended the common schools. He was engaged for a number of years in agricultural and mercantile pursuits. During the Civil War enlisted in 1861 in the Union Army as a private in Company A, Fourth Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry. He was subsequently promoted to first lieutenant and was mustered out as a captain on March 22, 1863, for disability. He settled in Virginia in 1865 and located near Warsaw. He served as delegate to the Virginia constitutional convention in 1867-1868. Upon the readmission of the State of Virginia to representation Ayer was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress and served from January 31, 1870, until March 3, 1871. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1870. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He returned to Montville, Maine. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1888. He died in Liberty, Maine, December 14, 1896. He was interred in Mount Repose Cemetery, Montville, Maine.
- Richard S. Ayer at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Richard S. Ayer at Find-A-Grave
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