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George P. Sewall

George Popham Sewall (April 24, 1811 – December 30, 1881) was an American lawyer and member of the Maine House of Representatives from Old Town, Maine. Sewall was born in Georgetown, Maine the son of Joseph and Hannah Shaw Sewall.[1]

George Popham Sewall
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21st Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives
In office
Preceded bySamuel Belcher
Succeeded byJohn C. Talbot, Jr.
Member of Maine House of Representatives
Personal details
BornApril 24, 1811[1]
Georgetown, Sagadahoc County, District of Maine, Massachusetts
DiedDecember 30, 1881
Old Town, Maine
Other political
Spouse(s)Sydney Ellen Wingate[1]

Sewall was elected Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives in 1851 - 1852.[1] He was appointed U.S. Collector of Customs for Bangor, Maine in 1854. His great grandson, Joseph Sewall, later became President of the Maine Senate. His wife, Sydney Ellen Wingate, was the daughter of U.S. Representative Joseph F. Wingate. Their son James Wingate Sewall started the forest engineering practice that became James W. Sewall Co. He was also an Adjunct Professor of Sanitary Engineering at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). George Sewall died in Old Town on December 30, 1881.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Hatch, Louis Clinton (1919), Maine: A History, Volume 4, New York, New York: American Historical Society, p. 384.
  2. ^ Porter, Joseph W. (1891), The Bangor Historical Magazine, Volume VI, Bangor, Maine: Joseph W. Porter, p. 74.
Political offices
Preceded by
David Dunn
21st Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Ebenezer Knowlton