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Jonathan G. Hunton

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Jonathan G. Hunton
Jonathan G. Hunton (Maine Governor).jpg
9th Governor of Maine
In office
February 9, 1830 – January 5, 1831
Preceded byJoshua Hall
Succeeded bySamuel E. Smith
Member of the Maine Senate
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1781-03-14)March 14, 1781
Unity, New Hampshire, U.S.
DiedOctober 12, 1851(1851-10-12) (aged 70)
Dixmont, Maine, U.S.
Political partyNational Republican

Jonathan Glidden Hunton (March 14, 1781 – October 12, 1851) was an American politician who served as the ninth Governor of Maine from February 1830 to January 1831.

Early years

Hunton was born in Unity, New Hampshire on March 14, 1781. He was educated at local schools. He later studied law.


He started his law career in Readfield, Maine. He serving as a member of the Governor's Executive Council in 1829. Later in 1829, he ran for governorship of Maine. He was elected as a National Republican. He was in the governor's office from February 9, 1830 to January 5, 1831. During his term, he advocated the establishment of the state's first mental hospital. Hunton was unsuccessful in his re-election bid.

Later years

After leaving the office, he served as a member of the Maine Senate and the Maine House of Representatives from 1832 to 1834. He then practiced law. The later part of his life was spent in Dixmont, Maine. He died on October 12, 1851 in Fairfield. His remains were carried to Readfield Corner Cemetery for burial.


  • Sobel, Robert and John Raimo. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978. Greenwood Press, 1988. ISBN 0-313-28093-2
  • Gravesite
  • A Collection of Biographical Sketches of all the Governors since the formation of the State. Prepaired under the direction of Henry Chase
Party political offices
First National Republican nominee for Governor of Maine
1829, 1830
Succeeded by
Daniel Goodenow
Political offices
Preceded by
Joshua Hall
Governor of Maine
Succeeded by
Samuel E. Smith
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