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Governor James Bernard Longley

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Office Dates:  Jan 02, 1975 - Jan 03, 1979

Born:  Apr 22, 1924

Birth State:  Maine

Party:  Independent

Family:  Married Helen Angela Walsh; five children

School(s):  Bowdoin College, American College of Life Underwriters, University of Maine Law School


JAMES BERNARD LONGLEY was born April 22, 1924, in Lewiston, Maine.  He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1947, received a C.L.U. degree from the American College of Life Underwriters in 1954, and earned a law degree from the University of Maine Law School in 1957.  He was president of the Million Dollar Round Table and chairman of the Board of Editors of Query, and a member and past president of both the State of Maine Chapter of CLU and the Androscoggin Valley Life Underwriters Association.  Elected Maine's first independent governor in 1974, he served one term. He passed away in 1980.