|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Maine's 1st district
September 10, 1827 – July 2, 1835
|Preceded by||William Burleigh|
|Succeeded by||John Fairfield|
|Born||December 19, 1784|
York, York County, Maine
|Died||April 28, 1866 (aged 81)|
|Resting place||Town House Cemetery, Parsonsfield, Maine|
|Political party||Jacksonian Party|
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College, 1809|
|Profession||Politician, Lawyer, captain, land surveyor|
|Known for||War of 1812, Congressional Service, Aroostook War|
Rufus McIntire was admitted to the York County Bar Association in 1812, but when the war with Great Britain intervened, he was commissioned as a captain of a United States Army artillery company (3rd Regiment) during the War of 1812. McIntire's troops were deployed in northern New York State and Canada and were engaged in significant battles at Sackets Harbor and Crysler's Farm.
He was a voting member in the Brunswick Convention of 1816. In 1820, the year Maine acquired statehood, he was elected to the Maine House of Representatives. He was appointed as a boundary commissioner in 1826 and elected as a United States congressman to replace the deceased William Burleigh in the Twentieth United States Congress serving in the Twenty-first, Twenty-second, and Twenty-third U.S. Congresses from September 10, 1827 through 1835. He ran for governor of Maine in 1837. He served as the State Land Agent in 1839 and 1840 and was captured by the British during the Aroostook War. He was appointed as United States Marshall for Maine in 1845 by President James K. Polk and was appointed Surveyor of Customs in Portland, Maine by President Franklin Pierce from 1853 through 1857. He died in Parsonsfield, Maine on April 28, 1866 and is buried in Middleroad Cemetery.
Philosophical and/or political viewsEdit
Rufus McIntire was a member of the Jacksonian Party.
Marriage and familyEdit
Rufus McIntire married Nancy Rolfe Hannaford in 1819. They had eight children, three of whom died in infancy. After Nancy’s death on February 2, 1830, Rufus married her sister, Mary B. Hannaford in 1832. They had two children.
- "Finding Aid to the Rufus McIntire Letters, 1813-1815". New York State Library web site. New York State Library. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- McIntire, Rufus. The War of Northern New York : The Observations of Captain Rufus McIntire. Edited by John C. Fredriksen. New York History, 68 (July 1987), pp. 297–324.
- McIntire, Rufus - Biographical Info
- McIntire, Rufus - Guide to Research Papers
- The Political Graveyard - Index to Politicians
- Letter from Gov. Fairfield to Rufus McIntire
- Lithographic image of Rufus McIntire
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 1st congressional district
September 10, 1827 - March 3, 1835