OTIS, John, a Representative from Maine; born in Leeds, Maine, August 3, 1801; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1823; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Hallowell, Maine, in 1826; member of the State house of representatives in 1841; appointed a member of the Northeastern Boundary Commission in 1842; served in the State senate in 1842; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1846 and 1847; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); died in Hallowell, Kennebec County, Maine, October 17, 1856; interment in Hallowell Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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