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Bellamy Storer

Maine & Ohio

Bellamy Storer was born in Portland, Maine, on March 26, 1796. He attended private schools in Portland, Bowdoin College, in 1809 and then studied law in Boston. He was admitted to the bar in Portland in 1817 and took up the practice of law in Cincinnati, Ohio that same year. He was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fourth Congress (1835-837), and declined renomination in 1836. He was a professor at the Cincinnati Law School from 1855 to 1874, and during this same period, judge of the superior court of Cincinnati from its organization in 1854 until 1872. In 1872 he resumed the practice of law, and died in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 1, 1875. Storer's son, Bellamy Storer (1847-1922) was also a politican. [Source: Bellamy Storer, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress]

Research Resources

Bellamy Storer Papers
Cincinnati Historical Society
Cincinnati, Ohio

[The Storer Papers collection includes two poems by Storer.]