William Willis (mayor)

William Willis (1794–1870) [ [http://www.portlandlibrary.com/locations/portlandroom.htm The Portland Room] ] 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. [ [http://library.bowdoin.edu/arch/mss/wwg.shtml Bowdoin Library] ]

Bowdoin College, which granted him an honorary degree in 1867, has a small collection of his correspondence, drafts of his writing, and estate information.

elected Bibliography

*cite book | author=Willis, William | title=The History of Portland from its First Settlement | publisher=Day, Fraser & Co. | location=Portland, Maine | year=1833
*cite book | author=Willis, William | title=A History of the Law, the Courts, and the Lawyers of Maine, from Its First Colonization to the Early Part of the Present Century | publisher=Bailey & Noyes | location=Portland, Maine | year=1863


External links

* [http://www.ci.portland.me.us/misc/forestry/shade.htm Shade Trees — an exert from History of Portland, By William Willis written in 1864]
* [http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/ME/ofc/portland.html Mayors of Portland, Maine]
* [http://www.geocities.com/middle_street_portland_maine/text.htm www.geocities.com]

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