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Nathan Cutler

Gov. Nathan Cutler

  • October 8, 1829 - January 6, 1830
  • Democratic-Republican
  • April 29, 1775
  • June 8, 1861
  • Massachusetts
  • Dartmouth College
  • Married Hannah Moore; nine children
  • Succeeded;Resigned, NGA Chair


NATHAN CUTLER, the seventh governor of Maine, was born in Lexington, Massachusetts on May 29, 1775. His education was attained at Leicester Academy, and at Dartmouth College, where he graduated from in 1798. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1801, and then established his legal career in Farmington. Cutler entered politics in 1809, serving as a member of the Massachusetts General Court, a position he was reelected to in 1810, 1811 and 1819. He served as a delegate to the 1819 Maine Constitutional Convention, was a member of the Maine style and title committee, and served as a member and president of the Maine State Senate in 1828 and 1829. On October 8, 1829, Governor Enoch Lincoln passed away, and Cutler, who was president of the senate at the time, assumed the duties of the governorship. He served in this capacity until January 6, 1830. After his tenure as governor, Cutler served as a presidential elector at large in 1832, and was a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1844. Governor Nathan Cutler passed away on June 8, 1861.


Sobel, Robert, and John Raimo, eds. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978, Vol. 2, Westport, Conn.; Meckler Books, 1978. 4 vols.

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