Henry Wilkins

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Henry Wilkins was born in Bath, Maine back in 1852. He attended Bath’s public schools enrolling in Bates College in 1870, where he became an editor of the college’s student-run newspaper. He graduated in 1874, when he went on to attend Howard University graduating with a law degree is just three years.

Upon graduation he moved to Florida, passing the Florida Bar where he practiced law in Ocala, Florida. He also edited two local newspapers The Ocala Republican and The Plain Dealer. In 1880, he was elected to the Florida Senate holding that office for two terms. He was chosen to be a state delegate to the Republican National Convention several times. From 1908 to1913 he was the Inspector of Customs in Tampa. He died in 1938.

What you may not know about Henry Wilkins Chandler is that he was the first African American to graduate from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray Bates is one of the Big Three in Maine...Bates, Colby and Bowdoin.... Bates is a top liberal arts college in New England...

Jun 08, 2019 02:24 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. A very focused and accomplished man indeed.

Jun 08, 2019 03:52 AM #2
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I am very pleased that Maine hosted a college that would accept people of color.

Jun 08, 2019 03:56 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Back when they taught the subjects and not the thoughts.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 08, 2019 04:55 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Forward thinking people can accomplish anything.

Jun 08, 2019 05:10 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good mornng James. Henry was a forward thinking risk taker. And, one courageous community servant. Enjoy your day. 

Jun 08, 2019 05:16 AM #6
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James, Once again you came up with another first by a amazing person.

Jun 08, 2019 09:24 AM #7
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - I have heard of Bates and glad to know of this additional information.  Another distinguished graduate of this well-regarded school.  

Jun 08, 2019 09:28 AM #8
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - I learned something I did not know today. Thank you.

Jun 08, 2019 10:50 AM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - a very good school and a very accomplished man who made a difference.

Jun 08, 2019 12:29 PM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Enjoyed reading the accomplishments of Henry Wilkins. Just goes to show that it can be done, regardless of the obstacles. A

Jun 08, 2019 01:37 PM #11
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

We need more individuals like Henry who aren't afraid to speak truth to power and hold those in power accountable for their actions.

Jun 08, 2019 04:20 PM #12
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

A brilliant man for sure James Dray .

Jun 08, 2019 05:06 PM #13
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James, although I was aware of this gentleman, I can admire his accomplishments.  Fantastic!

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