Bio of Stephen W. Carr
As found in REPRESENTATIVE MEN OF MAINE
A Collection of Biographical Sketches.
Prepaired under the direction of Henry Chase
The Lakeside Press, Publisher
STEPHEN W. CARR of Bowdoinham is a native of that town. He was born October 26,
1840, and was educated in the common schools of his native town and at Westbrook Seminary. After leaving school,
and when nineteen years of age, he entered the store of his father, who was one of the leading merchants of the
town, as clerk. Here he remained in that capacity until he was twentyone years old, when lie became a member of
Mr. Carr has always taken a lively interest in politics. He has been an active worker in his party for many years
and a leader in his section of the State. His first vote was given for Abraham Lincoln at his second election,
and he has voted for every President since with the exception of Grover Cleveland. He was always an active Republican,
having been a member of the Town and County Committees for fifteen years and of the State Committee ten years,
which position he occupies at the present time.
Mr. Can was elected County Commissioner for two terms of six years each, resigning the second term to become a
member of the Executive Council of Governor Burleigh for 1889ó90.
He is personally identified in the leading interests of his vicinity, and is a firm believer that Godís country
is in New England.
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