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In Augusta, former Maine governor Lot M. Morrill elected to replace Hannibal Hamlin in U.S. Senate

Lot Myrick Morrill, detail
01/09/1861
In Augusta, the Maine legislature elected Lot Myrick Morrill, a former governor of the state, as its new United States senator.  Morrill was selected to replace Hannibal Hamlin, the sitting senator, who had resigned on his election as Abraham Lincoln's vice-president.  He served in the Senate for the next fifteen years, with only a short break in 1869 till his nomination as Secretary of the Treasury under Grant in 1876.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Election of a Senator in Maine," New York Times, January 9, 1861.

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