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Encyclopedia > James B. Longley

James Bernard Longley (April 22, 1924-August 16, 1980), U.S. politician, He served as Governor of Maine from 1975 to 1979, and was the first Independent to serve as the state's Governor. Furthermore, he was the first popularly-elected Independent Governor. In 1949, he married the former Helen Angela Walsh (d. September 13, 2005). They had five children including, U.S. Congressman James B. Longley, Jr., born in 1951. During his lifetime, he was a resident of Lewiston, Maine and is interred at Mount Hope Cemetery in the city. After Longley, Maine's next Independent Governor was Angus King, who served from 1995 to 2003. April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... This is a list of Governors of Maine since statehood in 1820. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Jim Longley Jr. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: ci. ... 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. ... Angus King Angus S. King, Jr. ...

Preceded by:
Kenneth M. Curtis
Governor of Maine
Succeeded by:
Joseph E. Brennan



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