WINGATE, Joseph Ferdinand (1786-)

WINGATE, JOSEPH FERDINAND, a Representative from Maine; born in Haverhill, Essex County, Maine (until 1820 a district of Massachusetts), June 29, 1786; received a limited schooling; engaged in the mercantile business in Bath, Maine; member of the Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1818 and 1819; collector of customs at the port of Bath, 1820-1824; elected to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1831); moved to Windsor, Maine; died in South Windsor, Kennebec County, Maine; death date unknown; interment in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Thomas Tingey Papers, 1795-1827, 55 items.
Correspondents include Joseph Wingate.


Maine Historical Society
Portland, ME
Papers: 1826, 1 item.
A letter from Joseph Wingate to Daniel Lord written on December 23, 1826. In the letter, Wingate urges that supporters of Pres. John Quincy Adams in the Maine State Legislature meet at Portland at least one day before the opening of the legislative session, so that the state government can work in harmony with that of the nation.


University of Maine
Special Collections Department, Raymond H. Fogler Library
Orono, ME
Papers: In the Charles Lanman Papers, 1828-1869, 3 folders.
Correspondents include Joseph Wingate.