Bio of John B. Redman
A Collection of Biographical Sketches.
Prepaired under the direction of Henry Chase
Portland, ME.
The Lakeside Press, Publisher

THE subject of this sketch was born in Brooksville, Me., in 1848, is now forty-five years of age, and came to Ellsworth when he was but two years old, where he has always resided; his father, Erastus Redman, Esq., and his grandfather, Hon. John R. Redman, having been identified prominently with the business interests of the County of Hancock. He was educated in the common schools of Ellsworth, and commenced his preparation for college at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. He was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1870, and during his college course taught as Principal of the Orono High School, Cherryfield Academy, and Bluehill Academy.

Soon after his graduation he commenced the study of law with the Hon. Arno Wiswell, father of Justice A. P. Wiswell of the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, and was admitted to the practice of law in 1873. He opened an office soon after his admission to the Bar and has prosecuted the work of his profession at Ellsworth since that time.

For several years he was connected with the supervision of the city schools, and is one of the Trustees of Bluehill Academy, and a member of the Board of Overseers of Bowdoin College.

He served as City Solicitor, and in x88o was appointed Judge of the Ellsworth Municipal Court, which position he held for four years. In 1884 he was elected Mayor of the City of Ellsworth, and re-elected in 1885. He has always been strong in his allegiance to the principles of the Democratic party, but his broad-minded and liberal career has secured for him the good-will of many who are opposed to him politically. He represented his party as a delegate in the National Convention that nominated Samuel J. Tilden, and was a delegate-at-large and one of the secretaries of the Democratic National Convention when General Hancock was nominated for the Presidency.

When President Cleveland was first nominated, Judge Redman became the candidate of the Democratic party of Maine for Governor, and although Mr. Blame was the presidential candidate of the Republican party he made a vigorous and spirited canvass of the State. He is an able speaker, and has participated upon the stump in the political campaigns of this and other States. He was appointed by President Cleveland Collector of Internal Revenue for the District of Maine in i886, but held the position for only a few months, the district being consolidated with that of New Hampshire and Vermont. He has been interested in the promotion of new industries in Ellsworth and is a Director of the Burrill National Bank. He has made a creditable record in his profession and is widely known throughout the State.

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