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NOURSE, Amos, senator, born in Bolton, Massachusetts, 17 December, 1794; died in Bath, Maine, 17 April, 1877. He was graduated at Harvard in 1812, and at the medical department in 1817, settled in Wiscasset, and subsequently in Hallowell, Maine, and removed in 1845 to Bath, Maine He was lecturer on obstetrics in Bowdoin in 1846-'54, and professor of that branch in 1855-'66. In 1857 he was elected United States senator, to fill the unexpired term of Hannibal Hamlin, who had been chosen governor. He served from 24 January till 3 March, and became judge of probate of Sagadahoc county, Maine, in 1860.
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