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Edward Payson Payson

Maine & Massachusetts

"Edward P. Payson was born in Westbrook, now Deering, July, 1849, and was graduated at Bowdoin College in 1869, and from Harvard Law School in 1871. On leaving college he taught an evening school in Boston in the winter of 1870-71, and then in the Portland High School two years. He studied law in the offices of Messrs. Symonds (now Judge Symonds) & Libby, Portland, and commenced the practice of his profession in this city, after attending the lectures of the Cambridge Law School. He has been on the school committee of Portland. In 1883, Mr. Payson removed to Boston, and opened an office in that city, where he now resides. He has furnished poems read at the Bowdoin Alumni dinners, and for other occasions."

[George Bancroft Griffith (ed.), The Poets of Maine 735-736 (Portland, Maine, Elwell, Pickard & Co., 1888)]