William Willis (mayor)
August 31, 1794|
Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
|Died||February 17, 1870
Portland, Maine, United States
|Known for||Mayor of Portland, Maine (1857)|
William Willis (1794–1870) was a Portland, Maine lawyer, historian, and politician, and was the partner of William Pitt Fessenden. He was state senator in 1855 and Mayor of Portland, Maine in 1857, president of the Maine Historical Society (1856–1865), and president of the Maine Central Railroad.
Bowdoin College, which granted him an honorary degree in 1867, has a small collection of his correspondence, drafts of his writing, and estate information.
- Willis, William (1833). The History of Portland from its First Settlement. Portland, Maine: Day, Fraser & Co.
- Willis, William (1863). A History of the Law, the Courts, and the Lawyers of Maine, from Its First Colonization to the Early Part of the Present Century. Portland, Maine: Bailey & Noyes.
- Shade Trees — an exert from History of Portland, By William Willis written in 1864
- Mayors of Portland, Maine
- www.geocities.com[dead link]
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