Biography of Dr. Edwin M. Fuller
Sagadahoc County, Maine Biographies





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.

From:
History of Bath and Environs,
Sagadahoc County, Maine.
1607-1894
BY: Parker McCobb Reed
Lakeside Press, Printers
Portland, Maine, 1894


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