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James Bernard Longley

Gov. James Bernard Longley

  • January 2, 1975 - January 3, 1979
  • Independent
  • April 22, 1924
  • August 16, 1980
  • Maine
  • Bowdoin College, American College of Life Underwriters, University of Maine School of Law
  • Married Helen Angela Walsh; five children


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 School of Law 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.

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