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Oakley C. Curtis

Oakley C. Curtis

American politician
Oakley C. Curtis
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American politician
Was Politician Financial professional Banker
From United States of America
Type Finance Politics
Gender male
Birth 29 March 1865, Portland, USA
Death 22 February 1924, Falmouth, USA (aged 58 years)
Star sign AriesAries
Politics Democratic Party
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Oakley Chester Curtis (March 29, 1865 – February 22, 1924) was an American politician and the 50th Governor of Maine.

Early life

Curtis was born in Portland, Maine on March 29, 1865. He studied at the local schools. He worked in the banking industry. He served as president of the Casco Mercantile Trust Company and as the director of the United States Trust Company and the Merchants Trust Company.


Curtis became alderman of Portland in 1901 and served for one term. He became a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1903. He held that position until 1904. He became a member of the Maine State Senate in 1905, and held that position until 1908. He then served as the mayor of Portland from 1911–1914.

Governor of Maine

Curtis was nominated for the governorship of Maine by the Democratic Party in 1914. He won the general election by a popular vote. He held the governor's office from January 6, 1915 to January 3, 1917. During his administration, the labor laws for women and children were improved and the Komoos Sieur de Montes National Monument was established. Curtis was unsuccessful in his re-election bid.

Personal life

Curtis married Edith L. Hamilton and they had five children. He was a Congregationalist.


  • Sobel, Robert and John Raimo. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789–1978. Greenwood Press, 1988. ISBN 978-0-313-28093-1
Political offices
Preceded by
William T. Haines
Governor of Maine
Succeeded by
Carl E. Milliken
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