Forrest Goodwin, Maine Congressman

Forrest Goodwin (June 14, 1862 – May 28, 1913) was a United States Representative from Maine. He was born in Skowhegan, Maine and attended the common schools, graduated from Skowhegan High School and Bloomfield Academy. He also graduated from Colby College and Boston University Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1889 and commenced practice in Skowhegan.

He was elected a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1889. He was appointed clerk at the Speaker’s table under Speaker Thomas B. Reed in the Fifty-first Congress, was elected a member of the Maine State Senate 1903–1905, and served as its president in 1905.

He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1913, until his death in Portland, Maine May 28, 1913. His interment was in South Side Cemetery, Skowhegan.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Forrest Goodwin (id: G000298)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel W. Gould
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1913 – May 28, 1913
Succeeded by
John A. Peters