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Encyclopedia > Percival P. Baxter

Percival Proctor Baxter (November 22, 1876June 12, 1969) was a Republican governor of the U.S. state of Maine who served from 1921 to 1925. November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, with the District of Columbia, forms the United States of America. ... 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. ...


He was born in Portland and was a member of the Maine House of Representatives during 1905 and during 1917–1920. He served in the Maine State Senate during 1909–1910. He also served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920, 1924, and 1928. Motto: Nickname: Founded 1786 Incorporated County Cumberland County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Jim Cohen Area  - Total  - Water 136. ... The Republican National Convention, the presidential nominating convention of the United States Republican Party, is held every four years to determine the partys candidate for the coming Presidential election and the partys platform. ...


Perhaps his most well-known contribution to the state was in the form of Baxter State Park, the crown jewel of the Maine State Park system and home to Maine's tallest mountain: Mt. Katahdin. He pushed for many years for the state to buy the land, and eventually through a combination of his own personal resources and fundraising was able to purchase most of what is now Baxter State Park and cede it to the state. He also deeded his summer home in Falmouth to create the Governor Baxter School For The Deaf (founded 1957 from what was Maine School For The Deaf), which still operates today. Mount Katahdin is the highest peak in Maine. ... Mount Katahdin is the highest mountain in Maine. ...


Other contributions to the state included reforming Maine’s public education system, fighting with some success for conservation and built a new State prison as well as initiating penal reform. Baxter died in 1969 in Portland, Maine. Motto: Nickname: Founded 1786 Incorporated County Cumberland County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Jim Cohen Area  - Total  - Water 136. ...

Preceded by:
Frederic H. Parkhurst
Governor of Maine
1921–1925
Succeeded by:
Ralph Owen Brewster

 
 

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