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BODWELL, Joseph R., governor of Maine, born in Methuen, Massachusetts, 18 June 1818; died in Hallowell, Maine, 15 December 188'7. He opened quarries, in 1852, on an island in Penobscot Dav, and organized the Bodwell, and, in 1870, the Hallowell granite company. He served twice in the legislature, and in 1886 was elected governor by the republicans.
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