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Luther Severance

1797– 1855

Born in Montague, Massachusetts; founding editor of Kennebec Journal, published in Augusta, Maine, 1825–49; served in both houses of Maine legislature; member U.S. House of Representatives, 1843–47; U.S. commissioner to Sandwich Islands, 1850–54; died in Augusta, Maine. (See Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1582; Kuykendall, Hawaiian Kingdom, 1:451, 3:567; National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 13:473; Who Was Who in America: Historical Volume, 546; GQC journal, Oct. 1–2, 8, 11, 1851.)