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Encyclopedia > Horace A. Hildreth

Horace Augustus Hildreth was born on December 2, 1902 in Gardiner, Maine, the son of an attorney. Hildreth attended local schools before graduating from Bowdoin College in the class of 1925 and receiving his LL.B. from Harvard in 1928. December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Gardiner is a city located in Kennebec County, Maine. ... Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 86,542 km² 305 km 515 km 13. ... Bowdoin College is a private liberal arts college located in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In Boston he joined the prestigious law firm of Ropes, Gray, Best, Coolidge & Rugg before returning to Maine with the desire for a political career. Elected to the Maine House in 1940 and the Maine Senate in 1942, he served as President of the latter body for the 1943-1944 term. 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the year. ...


He won the Republican gubernatorial primary in 1944 and was elected Governor by a landslide margin. Reelected in 1946 by another large margin he was a supporter of the University of Maine and education for veterans. 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The University of Maine, established in 1865, is the flagship university of the University of Maine System. ...


In 1947 to 1948 he chaired the National Governors Conference and proposed that the retail sales tax be the exclusive province of the federal government as a trade-off for the elimination of federal gas, inheritance and alcohol taxes. 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The National Governors Association (NGA) is an organization of the governors of the fifty U.S. states and five U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). ... A sales tax is a tax on consumption. ...


In 1948 he lost the Republican nomination for U.S. Senator to Margaret Chase Smith thus ending his political career. In 1949 he founded Community Broadcasting Service, a company which in 1953 would establish Maine's first television station, WABI-TV. Community Broadcasting Service would later become known as Diversified Communications, a company which is still in existence today and still controlled by the Hildreth family. 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Margaret Chase Smith (December 14, 1897–May 29, 1995) was a Republican Senator from Maine, and one of the most successful politicians in Maine history. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... WABI-TV is a CBS-affiliated television station in Bangor, Maine, broadcasting on channel 5. ...


From 1953 to 1957, Hildreth served the Eisenhower administration as United States Ambassador to Pakistan. In 1967 he bought a controlling share of a Portland radio station, but withdrew from active participation in its operation in 1974. 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890–March 28, 1969), American soldier and politician, was the 34th President of the United States (1953–1961) and supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II, with the rank of General of the Army. ... This is a list of ambassadors from the United States. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV in Roman) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ...


Hildreth died on June 2, 1988. 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII in Roman) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Preceded by:
Sumner Sewall
Governor of Maine
1945–1949
Succeeded by:
Frederick G. Payne

 
 

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