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PAINE, Henry William, lawyer, born in Wins-low, Maine, 30 August, 1810. He was graduated at Waterville college (now Colby university) in 1830, was a tutor in the college for a year, and later studied at Harvard law-school. In 1834 he was admitted to the bar, and began practice at Hallowell. In 1836, 1837, and 1853 he represented that town in the Maine legislature, and he was also for five years attorney for Kennebec county. In 1854 he opened a law-office in Boston. Here he speedily took rank among the leaders of the New England bar, and enjoyed a large and lucrative practice, until in 1874 declining health and partial deafness compelled him to confine himself to office business. For twenty-five years his opinion on abstruse points of law was solicited by eminent counsel in different states, while as referee and master in chancery he was called upon to arbitrate in many difficult and complicated law-cases, involving the ownership and disposition of large amounts of property. In 1863, and again in 1864, Mr. Paine was nominated by the Democratic party of Massachusetts a candidate for governor. In 1872-'83 he was lecturer at the law-school of Boston university on the law of real property. In 1854 he received from Colby university the degree of LL. D.--His cousin, Timothy Otis, author, born in Winslow, Kennebec County, Maine, 13 October, 1824, was graduated at Waterville college (now Colby university), Maine, in 1847, and since 1856 has been pastor of the Sweden borgian church at Elmwood, Massachusetts In 1866, at the organization of the theological school of the general convention of the New Jerusalem church, now located in Boston, Massachusetts, he was appointed teacher of Hebrew, which place he still (1888) holds. In 1875 Colby university conferred on him the degree of LL.D. He has published "Solomon's Temple, or the Tabernacle; The First Temple; House of the King, or House of the Forest of Lebanon ; Idolatrous High Places; The City on the Mountain; The Oblation of the Holy Portion; and The Last. Temple" (Boston, 1861); and "Solomon's Temple and Capitol, Ark of the Flood and Tabernacle, or the Holy Houses of the Hebrew, Chaldee, Syriac, Samaritan, Septuagint, Coptic, and Itala Scriptures" (1885).
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