CLAPP, Asa William Henry

1805–1891

Biography

CLAPP, Asa William Henry, a Representative from Maine; born in Portland, Maine, March 6, 1805; was graduated from the Norwich (Vt.) Military Academy in 1823; engaged as a merchant in foreign and domestic commerce at Portland; elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); was not a candidate for renomination in 1848; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1848 and 1852; resumed his former business pursuits; served as a director of the Maine General Hospital and of the Portland Public Library until his death in Portland, Maine, on March 22, 1891; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Clapp Family Papers, 1789-1935, 8 linear feet. Family members represented include Asa Clapp. A finding aid is available in the library.
Papers: In the Levi Woodbury Family Papers, ca. 1638-1914, 16 linear feet. Correspondents include Asa Clapp. A finding aid is available in the library.

Maine Historical Society

Portland, ME
Papers: In the Charles Quincy Clapp ledger, 1849-1856, 1 volume. Ledger of Charles Quincy Clapp and A. W. H. Clapp's real estate holdings. Manuscript title: "Waste book. Charles Q. Clapp and A. W. H. Clapp." At the beginning of the first page of manuscript writing: "Portland January 1849. For the following named property owned by them in common and undivided one half each, the same having been received by them as residuary legatees of the estate of their father the late Asa Clapp."
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