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EASTMAN, Philip, jurist, born in Chatham, New Hampshire, in February 1799; died in Saco, Maine, 7 August 1869. He was graduated at Bowdoin in 1820, studied law and was admitted to the bar at Paris, Maine, in 1823. He practiced law at North Yarmouth, Maine, in 1823'36; at Harrison, Maine, in 1836'47; and at Saco in 1847'69. He was a member of the Maine senate in 1840'2, a commissioner to locate the claims of settlers on the northeastern boundary of Maine under the Washington treaty in 1842'3, and for five years subsequently commissioner for Cumberland County. He published "General Statutes of Maine," as chairman of a legislative committee for that purpose (1840), and a digest of the first twenty-six volumes of the "Maine Law Reports" (1849).
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