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.