T. A. D. Fessenden

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Thomas Amory Deblois Fessenden
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 2nd district
In office
December 1, 1862 (1862-12-01) – March 3, 1863 (1863-03-03)
Preceded byCharles W. Walton
Succeeded bySidney Perham
Personal details
Born(1826-01-23)January 23, 1826
Portland, Maine
Died(1868-09-28)September 28, 1868 (aged 42)
Auburn, Maine
SpouseElizabeth Rollins Titcomb
ChildrenTheodore B Foster
EducationNorth Yarmouth Academy
Dartmouth College
Bowdoin College

Thomas Amory Deblois Fessenden (January 23, 1826 – September 28, 1868) was an American politician. He was a U.S. Representative from Maine.


Born in Portland, Maine, he attended North Yarmouth Academy and Dartmouth College and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1845. He then studied law and was admitted to the bar in April 1848. He established a practice in Mechanic Falls, Maine, and moved to Auburn, Maine in 1850, where he continuing working as an attorney.

He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856 and 1868 and a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1860 and 1868, as well as prosecuting attorney for Androscoggin County in 1861 and 1862.

He was elected as a Republican to the 37th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles W. Walton and served from December 1, 1862, to March 3, 1863, and was not a candidate for renomination in 1862.

He returned to Maine and resumed the practice of law. He died in Auburn, and is interred in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Maine.


He was the son of abolitionist legislator Samuel Fessenden, and brother of Treasury Secretary William P. Fessenden and congressman Samuel C. Fessenden. He was an uncle of Union Army generals Francis Fessenden and James D. Fessenden.

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  • United States Congress. "T. A. D. Fessenden (id: F000098)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 2nd congressional district

December 1, 1862 – March 3, 1863
Succeeded by