Henry P. Torsey

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Henry Pierson Torsey (August 7, 1819 – September 16, 1892) was an American Methodist Episcopal educator and politician.

Born in Monmouth, Maine, Torsey studied at Kent's Hill Academy in the Maine Wesleyan Seminary. He taught school in East Greenwich, Rhode Island in 1841 and then in 1842, he became a teacher at Maine Wesleyan Seminary and then principal of the seminary. In 1855 and 1856, Torsey served in the Maine State Senate and was an Independent. In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln nominated Torsey to the office of secretary of Montana Territory, but Torsey declined the nomination. Torsey retired in 1882 because of ill health and died at Kent's Hill.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ 'Report of the State Superintendent of the Public Schools of the State of Maine for the School Year Ending June 30, 1907, Kennebac Journal Print: 1907, Henry P. Torsey LLD DD-Wilbur Berry, pg. 116-118
  2. ^ 'The History of the Pacific States of North America-Washington, Idaho, and Montana 1845-1889,' volume XXVI, Hubert Howe Bancroft, The History Company Publishers, San Francisco: 1890, Territorial Organization, pg. 643
  3. ^ McClintock and Strong Biblical Cyclopedia-Henry P. Torsey
  4. ^ Maine State Law and Legislative Research Libray-Maine Legislators

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