Bio of Thomas W. Vose
As found in REPRESENTATIVE MEN OF MAINE
A Collection of Biographical Sketches.
Prepaired under the direction of Henry Chase
Portland, ME.
The Lakeside Press, Publisher
1893

THOMAS W. VOSE is a descendant from Robert Vose, the ancestor of all who rightfully bear that name in this country, who settled in Milton, Mass., about 1638, and died there, October, 1680, aged eighty-four, and son of William Vose and Mary Wooderson Phillips, daughter of Capt. John Phillips, who came from Chatham, Mass., and settled in Orrington, Me., in 1802, and was born in Portland, Me., July 3, 1830.

His parents removed to Orrington, Penobscot Connty, in 1833, where he received his education in the common schools of that town, and also in Hampden and East Corinth Academies, and afterwards fitted himself for college at West Randolph Academy, Vermont, but entered the Scientific Department of l)artmouth College one year in advance, from which he graduated July 27, 1858

While in college and after graduation he devoted himself more or less to teaching and the study of the law, and was admitted to the Bar in Waldo County, Me., in May, 1860, and opened an office in Winterport, Waldo County, where he continued to practice his profession, a part of the time as a partner with Hon. Nathaniel H. Hubbard, until January, 1872, when he moved to Bangor, in Penobscot County, where he has ever since resided.

While in Winterport he represented the class of Winterport and Frankfort in the Legislature of 1870, and the County of Waldo as one of its Senators in the Legislature of 1871.

In 1875 he was elected City Solicitor of the City of Bangor, which office he held for nine years has been a member of the School Board and Board of Aldermen, and for fifteen years a member of the Bangor Water Board, of which he is now a member.

In December, 1876, he became a member of the law firm known as Barker, Vose & Barker, composed of Hon. Lewis Barker, himself, and Lewis A. Barker, son of the senior member, which partnership continued till the death of the junior member, January 16, 1891, and then by agreement, under the same name till the sudden and accidental death of the senior member, October 9, 1891.

In December, 1892, he was appointed, by Governor Burleigh, Judge of the Bangor Municipal Court, which position he now holds.

November, 1859. he married Ellen A., daughter of Elisha Chick, Esq., of Winterport. Of three children, one son, Elisha C., survives, who read law in the office of Barker, Vose & Barker, was admitted to the Bar of Penobscot County in April, 1885, and now resides in Chicago, Ill.


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