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"The Hon. Josiah Pierce was born in Baldwin, Aug. 15, 1792, graduated at Bowdoin College in 1818, and in 1821 opened a law office in Gorham. He was elected to offices of town trust, and was representative to the Legislature in 1834-35, State senator for three years, and President of the Senate. From 1846 to 1856 he was Judge of Probate for Cumberland County. In early life the Judge wrote poetry . . . . Judge Pierce died June 26, 1866, aged 73."
[George Bancroft Griffith (ed.), The Poets of Maine 36(Portland, Maine, Elwell, Pickard & Co., 1888)]
Josiah Pierce, The Muse, or Flowers of Poetry (Cornish, Maine: Sam'l L. Cole, 1827)
Josiah Pierce, A History of the Town of Gorham, Maine (Portland, Maine: Foster & Cushing/Bailey & Noyes, 1862)
__________, An Address delivered on the twenty-sixth of May, 1836, the centennial anniversary of the settlement of Gorham (Portland [Maine]: Printed by Charles Day and Co., 1836) [online text]