Joe Harmon at the Legislature

Joseph Cummings Harmon

Joseph Cummings Harmon:  Member of Maine Legislature in 1909, representing Stonington, Maine

Another story about Joe Harmon comes from his days as the Stonington representative in the statehouse:  

During a legislative session in Augusta, Joe wanted to address a lobster fishing bill but Joe was quite hard of hearing, so he told the fellow sitting next to him to let him know when that particular bill came up for discussion.  Apparently, the fellow fell asleep but woke up and nudged Joe just as they were discussing the problem of a red-light (prostitution) district in Lewiston.  Joe jumped up and said he wanted to speak on this problem as many folks in his district made their living in this manner!

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