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Benjamin Apthorp Gould Fuller


George Bancroft Griffith (ed.), The Poets of Maine 232 (Portland, Maine: Elwell, Pickard & Co., 1888):

Benjamin Apthorp Gould Fuller Born in August, May, 1818, and died in Brookline, Mass., Jan. 24, 1885. He entered the Freshman class in Bowdoin College in the second term, and subsequently, by extra effort, passed into the next higher class, an achievement, according to the college annals, rarely accomplished. After reading law with his father and brother, and at the Harvard Law School, he was in active practice in Augusta till 1855, when, for two years, he had charge of the Augusta Age. Later, he was engaged for a short time in railway enterprises in the West, Returning to August, he was placed in nomination for a seat in Congress, in 1859, but failed of an election. He was afterward judge of the municipal court of the city, and, in 1856, represented the city in the State Legislature. He removed to Cambridge, Mass., in 1864. Mr. Fuller occasionally contributed articles to genealogical and other magazines.