Dr. Edwin M. Fuller. - The Freemasons Repository says: "Edwin M. Fuller was born in Portland, January 8,
1850. When about one year of age his father moved to South Paris, Me., where he resided until 185o; from thence
he located in Turner, where the homestead still remains. He fitted for college at Westbrook Seminary and graduated
from there in June, 1859. In September of the same year he entered Tufts College and received the degree of Master
of Arts from that institution.
"He received the degree of Doctor of Medicine from Bowdoin College, and further pursued his medical studies
in the leading hospitals of New York, and in France, Germany, and England. At the close of his medical studies
he settled in Bath, where he is still residing, actively engaged in his calling.
"He delivered the first oration before the Alumni Association of Westbrook Seminary in June, 1877. He was
subsequently elected a trustee of the institution, and is now connected with the school in that capacity. He has
always been greatly interested in sanitary reforms, and has written many essays on the subject. In 1876 he received
the prize from the Maine Medical Association for an essay on 'Hygiene of our Country Towns and Villages.' He is
interested in educational matters and has served for several years as a member of the school board in Bath. In
his profession he has made a specialty of surgery, and many can testify to his skill. In 1891 he was elected president
of the Maine Medical Asssociation.
He was made a Master Mason in Nezinscott Lodge, Turner, in 1871, and joined Polar Star Lodge at Bath in 1875. He
was exalted a Royal Arch Mason in Montgomery R. A. Chapter, in 1875. He received the orders of Knighthood in Dunlap
Commandery, 1876. He is a Past Master of Polar Star Lodge; Past High Priest of Montgomery R. A. Chapter, and Past
Commander of Dunlap Commandery. He has served in the Grand Commander of Maine as Grand Warder, Grand Junior Warden,
Grand Generalissimo, Deputy Grand Commander, in 1890 was elected Grand Commander, and declined a reelection in
May, 1891. Past Grand Commander Fuller is an active, progressive Mason and Knight Templar, and has rendered a large
amount of service to the Craft."
During the first term of President Cleveland's administration he was United States Pension Examiner; was in 1893
elected alderman of the city; has been again appointed pension examiner on the Pension Board at Bath; is consulting
surgeon at the Central Maine General Hospital at Lewiston; is consulting surgeon at the Maine Eye and Ear Infirmary,
Portland; was appointed surgeon of the Second Regiment, National Guards, State Militia of Maine, in 1893, with
rank of Major. He married Lizzie E. Gross of Brunswick, and has three children, of whom, Fred. A. Fuller entered
Harvard University in the fall of 1893.
History of Bath and Environs,
Sagadahoc County, Maine.
BY: Parker McCobb Reed
Lakeside Press, Printers
Portland, Maine, 1894
Sagadahoc County, ME
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